GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTIONS AND THE FREIREAN ANTIDOTE: ARCHETYPES OF RESISTANCE IN TIMES OF NECROEDUCATION
Keywords:necroeducation, necropolitics, liberating education
This article aims to discuss and reflect on the government interference in the current scenario of the Brazilian health crisis, triggered by the COVID-19 which, in the educational context, has restricted our pedagogical practice and, likewise, accentuated social inequalities among invisible groups. The study is grounded in the mbembenian philosophical-theoretical concept of necropolitics, that is, a policy centered on the production of death, whose assumption is the power to dictate who can live and who should die. Necroeducation implies precarious education, restricted access, inadequate infrastructure, lack of basic resources in the teaching-learning process and, the promotion of discredit in the human sciences, our place of speech, which has been perpetuating silencing, injustices and diversities in all instances. Based on that, we also revisited the freirean contribution in order to prospect emancipatory and liberating teaching actions as an antidote to restrain the numerous government interferences that emphasize necroeducation. As it is shown, this is a bibliographic study biased from a qualitative perspective for reading and interpreting data from journalistic media. In this work, the theoretical dialogue allows us to say that education for death withdraws when we understand education as a political and liberating act; when we develop educational practices that enable students to think critically about their agentive role, seeking to overcome extreme situations and, from a freirean view point, project changes in school contexts and extensions, showing everyone that it is possible and viable to create something together from the unheard of.
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