This multimedia scape investigates current dynamics, contradictions, and open questions regarding childhood and education in the Landless Rural Worker’s Movement – “Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra” or the “MST” – in Espírito Santo, Brazil. It presents different modes of materials, such as personal narrations, ethnographic fieldnotes, photos and videos as well as theoretical analyses. A special focus is also given on the pedagogical aspects of memory and identity politics. You are welcome to post your feedback about the whole publication here: COMMENTS

In addition the following readings on other social movements and broader educational issues are available in English:

Kontopodis, Michalis (2015). Youth in Movement in Contemporary Brazil, or: Sharing a few Intense Moments of Movement and Silence with José, Carlos, Raquel, and Werá Mirim. // A Juventude em Movimento no Brasil Contemporâneo, ou: Compartilhando Alguns Momentos Intensos com José, Carlos, Raquel e Werá Mirim. In: R. Ribes, A. E. Lopes & N. Santos (Eds) Infância, Juventude e Educação: Práticas e Pesquisas em Diálogo (Childhood, Youth and Education: Practices and Research Projects in Dialogue) (pp. 171-185). Rio de Janeiro: NAU. (edição com imagens disponível aqui/ Portuguese edition with images available here)

Kontopodis, M. (2015). Landless Identity Politics and Pedagogics: An Open-ended Project of Nomadic Becoming? In: M. J. Coracini & A. M. Carmagnani (Eds). Discurso, Identidade e Sociedade. Campinas, SP: Pontes.

Kontopodis, M. (hardcover: 2012/ paperback: 2014) Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and Human Development: Exploring Time, Mediation and Collectivity in Contemporary Schools. London & New York: Routledge.

Kontopodis, M. (ed) (2009) Children, Culture & Emerging Educational Challenges: A dialogue with Brazil. Berlin: Lehmanns Media. OPEN ACCESS – FREE DOWNLOAD HERE – also HERE

Similar readings in Portuguese & German are available through the links above.

You may also find general information about the author/ other publications and contact the author here: michaliskonto (at)