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FIGURELLI, Fernanda. Rozando la memoria: Memoria y trabajo entre campesinos "sin tierra". Avá [online]. 2008, n.12, pp. 27-42. ISSN 1851-1694.
This work explores the reconstruction of the past by the inhabitants of an acampamento sem-terra, settled in the Zona da Mata Norte, Pernambuco, Brazil. A common element emerges strongly from the stories of the people that converged to this place: the reference to a peasant experience. By focusing the analysis on the social conditions that make memory construction possible, we try to show the centrality of the 'work in the fields' as a fundamental feature of the construction of a peasant memory. The 'work in the fields' is an important element in the affirmation of a peasant identity. The memory of a rural past emphasises a common aspect of the various life histories and traverses them in their heterogeneity. Furthermore, as it conveys relevant meanings in other social universes, the identification as a rural worker opens a place for dialogue among diverse languages.
Palabras clave : Peasant Memory; AgriculturalWork; LandlessWorkers' Camp; Pernambuco.