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NILO PECANHA E SEU CAO JICKY: SENTIDOS CULTURAIS E POLITICOS DE UMA RELAÇÃO.
Ostos, Natascha Stefania Carvalho de | Date Issued: 2021
Nilo Pecanha and his dog Jicky: cultural and political meanings of a relationship
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Instituto René Rachou. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
The article examines Nilo Peçanha’s relationship with his pet dog, Jicky. The bond between these two individualized living beings in the early decades of the twentieth century points to various aspects of the historical interaction between humans and animals. As a prominent leader and President of the Republic, Nilo Peçanha’s relationship with his dog was represented in the press, highlighting cultural and political meanings that referred to the context of the time and the image of the politician. Jicky became a “public figure” in the First Republic, personifying, along with its owner, new affective possibilities and old political practices. The sources used in the research were news from newspapers and magazines, cartoons and documents from the collection of the Museum of the Republic