Cultural politics

Flynn, Alex. 2013. "Mística, myself and I: Beyond cultural politics in Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement." Critique of Anthropology 33(2): 168-192.

How do grassroots social movements respond to shifting perceptions within their bases
on key issues? This article centres its analysis on the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais
Sem Terra (MST – Landless RuralWorkers’ Movement) and instances of the movement’s
cultural activity, in particular, mı´stica. It is recognised that the MST’s cultural activity
reflects a deep engagement with cultural politics, and further, that the movement’s
culture sector contributes directly to the delineation and formation of the ‘landless’