Fronteira cultural: a alteridade maranhense no sudeste do Pará (1970-2008)

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The theme of this work is the cultural frontier as a space os interactions and inconsistency in the process of repossession of migrants in southeast Pará, in the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. He discusses the experience of otherness in the differentiation and sociocultural hierarchy that has built the ethnic category as Maranhão. It is an interpretation of the representations and socio-historical conditions which make/made ethnicization possible this process of maranhenses in the southeast of Pará. In this context, there are the narratives of colonization and regionalization in order to power arrangements on relations and social representations. The socio-spatial interactions and experiences of otherness are dramatized in the struggle for memory and migration of repossession. Therefore, the struggle of representation involves processes of domination and exclusion, as well as the cultural inscription of otherness as insurgent force, undertaken by groups in a position of inferiority, which aims at the empowerment and participation in history. It is a work of cultural history, with an interdisciplinary approach and the sources of the research object. The theoretical perspective adopted in reference to cultural studies and post-colonial history and the everyday. The sources taken for analysis and description compose a diverse corpus and his questioning was based on intellectual propositions of each chapter and the strategy of discourse analysis in the perspective of social dialogue. Among the sources used, stood out from the press materials, works memoirs, oral narratives and anecdotal texts in the public domain.



SILVA, Idelma Santiago da. Cultural frontier: otherness in Maranhão Southeast of Pará (1970-2008). 2010. 230 f. Tese (Doutorado em História) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2010.