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Contemporary transformations on the labor mobility at the Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Grant number: 11/02451-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Heinz Dieter Heidemann
Grantee:Ana Carolina Gonçalves Leite
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In this doctorate research, we intend to analyze the labor mobility lately transformations within the cities of Araçuaí and Minas Novas, localized in the Vale do Jequitinhonha, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, seeking to relate those changes to the contemporary character of the Brazilian modernization process. Also, we aim at investigating how these transformations were formed, on its particularities, by the specific capital territorializating process in which each city were inserted. Here presented project gives continuation to our just finished Master's degree research that investigated the formation of the same mobility, by focusing now the more contemporary modernization process of the Vale do Jequitinhonha. Therefore, we shall investigate the concrete forms of realization of the labor force commodity and the reproduction of workmen from Araçuaí and Minas Novas and their families, observing the trajectories of several boias-frias (migrant temporary workers), created by the labor force mobilization process at Vale do Jequitinhonha, but also regarding to the trajectories of workers that remain on the "region", locally making possible, direct or indirectly, the reproduction of the territorialized capital. (AU)

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LEITE, Ana Carolina Gonçalves. The peasantry on the Jequitinhonha Valley: from its formation by the labor imposition process to the crisis of (its) capitalistic reproduction. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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