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Reconstruindo identidades múltiplas: imigrantes portugueses e luso-africanos em São Paulo

Reconstructing multiple identities: portuguese and afro-portuguese immigrantes in São Paolo
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Demartini, Zeila de Brito Fabri

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Abstract In the 1970s & 1980s, migratory flows of Portuguese & luso-Africans from old Portuguese African colonies towards to Sao Paulo were the result of the pressures of difficult & complex African & Portuguese politics. Three very different cultural experiences were in play: that of the portuguese colony, the african context, & the Brazilian character of the destination, Sao Paulo. This paper explores the migrant's complex displacement experiences, the insertion of the migrant into the new context & the conflicts of identity that this migratory process entailed. We concentrate on the recent past, which has not been extensively researched. We use a method we call 'summarized life-histories', which seemed appropriate, as we didn't know what the immigrants would tell us. We present a number of specific cases to exemplify our analysis. Through them, we can see that memories refer to events, people & places from the three continents, through the conscious & unconscious construction of multiple identities.
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnosociology
Free Keywords Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ethnic Identity; Life History; Immigrants
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 137-153
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2006) 10
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications