By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to data on the number of public resources, scientific output and the importance of this production, since Abraham Weintraub took over as Brazil's Minister of Education, there seems to be a presumption of lack of productivity and uselessness of the Brazilian social sciences and related areas in comparison, for instance, to the exact sciences.

Such explanations would support proposals for public funding cuts specifically in these areas of knowledge. President Jair Bolsonaro supports this discourse.

However, many researchers find that the areas which have been targeted by the current government have . . .

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