“Workers organizations: from the resistance
societies to the contemporary syndicalism”
São Paulo, June 2013.
General information
Although the so called “globalization” has produced a certain cooling in the
publication of works about the history of the left wing, the academic and non-academic
production continues intense in this area.
In the university sphere, at History and Social Sciences fields, there are solid
academic groups, from local and national character, producing and discussing about it,
including the production about the Brazilian “Workers’ party”, for which the
documentation of the Sérgio Buarque de Holanda’s Center of the Perseu Abramo’s
Foundation has a lot contributed to.
However, if there is a production, we are forced to recognize that there is not a
proportional diffusion. One of the goals of PERSEU (that has reached its tenth edition) is
to contribute to fill this gap. This magazine intends to be the channel of diffusion of
researches and reflections about the left wing – especially the Brazilian one, but not
exclusively – treated by History and Social Sciences.
Therefore, PERSEU proposes the theme “Workers organizations: from the
resistance societies to the contemporary syndicalism” to its next Dossier. It will be
received articles that approach these themes, as well as other texts that talk about distinct
subjects from what is proposed to the Dossier and that suit the editorial profile of the
magazine and thus can compose the Articles section.
Calling articles
The collaborations are composed of unpublished articles from invited authors,
beyond unpublished texts sent spontaneously in the conditions and deadlines established
by this edict. The material received will be evaluated by the Editorial Council and peerreviewed ad hoc, which will decide if the publication of the received contributions will
occur or not.
The PERSEU magazine is not responsible for the composing or the concepts
issued by the authors of the articles.
The deadline for sending articles and reviews is until September 30, 2013 and
the website to send is [email protected]
Presentation of the original texts
The article, unpublished, independently of its support, must have the maximum of
30 pages. In the end, it must contain an abstract, which one with until 650 characters or
10 lines, keywords with until four descriptors which one.
The text must be sent in electronic versions compatible with the Open Office,
throw electronic mail, Times New Roman size 12, space between lines 1,5 and the border
must be: superior 3,75 cm; bottom 3,75com; left 3,25 cm; right 3 cm. The space of notes,
that comes in the end of the article, must have the complete references, quotes and
explanatory notes. Except for articles of bibliographic recension, the articles must not
have references.
The author is totally responsible for the images reproduction, which must be
recorded in the TIFF or JPEG mode, at least with the resolution of 300 dpi and minimum
size of exit of 17cm X 23 cm, and contain your respective subtitles and credits.
The references must follow these rules, as shown:
SADER, Emir; SILVERSTEIN, Ken. Without Fear of Being Happy: Lula, The Workers'
Party and Brazil. New York; London: Verso. 1991.
NYLEN, W.. The making of Loyal Opposition: The Workers’ Party (PT) and the
Consolidation of democracy in Brazil. In: KINGSTONE, Peter; POWER Timothy. J..
Democratic Brazil: Actors, Institutions and Processes. Pittsburgh: University of
Pittsburgh, 2000, p. 126-143.
HUNTER, Wendy. The Normalization of an Anomaly: The Workers' Party in Brazil.
World Politics. Cambridge, vol. 59, n. 3, p. 440-475, abr. 2007.
SHARIFI, Safa. “The Workers’ Party and Democratization in Brazil”. Available at:,
accessed on 27 jun. 2007.
ROMA, Celso. Atores, Preferências e Instituição na Câmara dos Deputados. Doctoral
thesis, University of São Paulo. Department of Political Science, 2005.
If there is a second reference of the same work, the procedure to the bibliographic
reference must be: Author's last name, Author's name. Op. cit., page's number.
When publishing at any of the magazine's session, the author must mention the
institution which he is linked to and its electronic address for contact, as well as, if there
is any, the foment agency that gives you financial support.
Reviews of books published since 2009 will be published. The sent texts must
have a limit of 7 pages, in the format described above.
The interviews must include, in a superscription: name of the person interviewed,
title or interview's subject, and the name of the interviewer.
Sources and archives
It will be published texts and comments about the sources and archives related to
the editorial line of the magazine. They must include, in a superscription: the title of the
text, the title of the source or archive that it refers to, and the name of the author.
Responsible Editor
Dainis Karepovs
Assistant editor
Luana Soncini
Editorial Council
Adriano Luiz Duarte (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
Antônio Luigi Negro (Universidade Federal da Bahia)
Benito Schmidt (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Betânia Figueiredo (Universidade Federal Minas Gerais)
Dainis Karepovs (Centro Sérgio Buarque de Holanda/Fundação Perseu Abramo)
Fernando Teixeira da Silva (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Lincoln Secco (Universidade de São Paulo)
Michael Hall (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Norberto Ferreras (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Pere Petit Peñarrocha (Universidade Federal do Pará)
Silvia Petersen (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Executive Directorship of the Perseu Abramo's Foundation
Marcio Pochmann (President)
Iole Ilíada (Vice-President)
Artur Henrique (Director)
Ariane Leitão (Director)
Fátima Cleide (Director)
Joaquim Soriano (Director)
Hamilton Pereira (Pedro Tierra) (President of the Administration Council)

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