Trajetórias de vida e de classe : um estudo sobre rearranjos territoriais e identitários na implantação da usina hidrelétrica de Jaguara
Cardoso, Jéssica Pires
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The purpose of this work aims to reflect on the social trajectory of the families affected by construction of hydroelectric power plant Jaguara, located and build between Rifaina/SP and Sacramento/MG, small cities on countryside of Brazil, at the 60's. That decade was marked by a strong authoritarian politics that wanted progress and society’s modernization by full capitalism insertion on “country/rural areas”. As a result, the changes were on several and different levels, not just in socioeconomic or environmental areas, when the use and the occupation of land change completely, the families were exposed by compulsory displacement that breaks and turns relationships, culture, customs, values and social routine, changes in various orders. However, the transformations by hydroelectric power plant construction aren’t only losses but also gains and opportunities, which will be understood when observing the experiences of the affected people and the relation between agent with the land, as a work’s place, live’s place and identity’s place. Basically, the work of remembering the past, exposed the motivations and justifications of the people that comprising the hydroelectric construction and compulsory displacement as positive or negative. For the purpose to see experience and life’s trajectories, the methodological instrument used was oral history through qualitative interviews, using bibliography research and documental analyses.