The student body in movement: student demands in the Escola Superior de Educação Física do Rio Grande do Sul [ESEF- College of Physical Education of Rio Grande do Sul] (1957-1964)
AbstractThis research analyzes student action at the Escola Superior de Educação Física do Rio Grande do Sul , between the years 1957 and 1964. Its focus is justified by the strong mobilization, organization and articulation of students at the national and local level during this period. Based on the theoretical and methodological perspective of Cultural History, we analyze sources such as meeting minutes, reports, oral testimonies and student publications. Our methodological tool is Content Analysis, in which we take an initial separate look at documents and then, at a latter moment, attempt to relate them to one another. From these interconnections we go on to elaborate units of signification which allow a better understanding of student actions within the internal environment of the ESEF, as well as their articulation within a national movement. We give salience to the political participation of students in two mobilizations that took place within the institution: the demand-centered movement of 1958 and the mobilization for a campus of its own.