Representations of Rural Primary School in Brazil (São Paulo, 1933-1943)

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Rosa Fátima Souza


This text consists of a study on representations of rural primary schools in Brazil, especially of the state of São Paulo, in seeking to understand how the images contributed to strengthen the contempt towards rural school and society. The documentary corpus research consists of 199 photographs of rural schools attached to the reports of the Regional Offices of Education, technical inspection bodies of the Department of Education of the State of São Paulo, produced from 1933 to 1943. The photograph analysis focuses on three thematic groups: school building façades, students’ and teachers’ pictures, and school practices.

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Part II: Forgotten Historical Issues and Photography