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The Dream of Making a Living from the Land: Amazon Settler Women as Change Agents

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dc.contributor.author Naase, Karin Marita
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-02T20:38:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-02T20:38:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6973
dc.description.abstract "The purpose of this paper is to determine the role of women in the so called caminhada (march) to a land reform project in the State of Pará, Brazil. When a woman decides to join the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) (Landless Workers’ Movement) she may enter into conflict with her social environment. In the light of the changes happening due to her militancy, I want to elucidate the reasons for her involvement, examine female contributions during the settlement process and the changes this process may cause in their lives. The analysis is based upon a fieldwork conducted in a land reform hamlet near the city of Castanhal in northeastern Pará. Three case studies of female militancy are examined. Some of the outcomes of this analysis are that the role of women in this process is prominent because they are its most important support; they are assuming pioneer functions, organizing domestic and public tasks in the settlement and play the role of articulators between the different households. Due to their militancy poor urban and rural women are able to step out of their invisibility, often suffered in Brazilian society, and make an important contribution to the construction of a new life." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject Amazon River region en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject settlement en_US
dc.title The Dream of Making a Living from the Land: Amazon Settler Women as Change Agents en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi: Ciências Humanas en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 247-260 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US

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