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Ma(d)jermanes: Colonial past and diasporical present: an Ethnographic reconstruction of one of the last relict of the European colonial socialism

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Héctor Rolando Guerra Hernandez
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Omar Ribeiro Thomaz; Lorenzo Gustavo Macagno; Marta Denise da Rosa Jardim; Christiano Key Tambascia; Peter Henry Fry
Advisor: Omar Ribeiro Thomaz

The aim of this work, went the study of a social group formed essentially by the ancient Mozambican workers in the missing German Democratic Republic, known at present like "Magermane". It looked for establish lines of continuity and breaking-off between the transnational past of this community as labour migrants and his present as a obliterate vindicate group by the spheres of the power, which carries 20 years struggling by his economic and social recognition in Mozambique. This African country, with a history of effective colonial occupation of no more than 70 years, after his independence of Portugal in 1975, transformed in an independent Republic, assuming a project of development that would transform it, between 1977 and 1987, in a species of new colony of the socialist countries of the called "Second World", and later, with the end of the cold war and the fall of the Wall of Berlin, it would became in a depository of the new neoliberals postulates. These historical antecedents are crucial for the understanding of the processes that took part in the production of the current postcolonial State. A process that show what constitutes one of the foundations of the Magermane's "narratives of injustice", which consist in reporting a social reality that sustains and reproduces from the presence and persistence of a State against his society, which recreate a well-known social structure, that situates in the top of his hierarchy a patrimonialist business elite. A structure that seems to be accommodating toward to the perceptions and representations of old forms of domination, understood as surpassed. A structure, finally, that feeds and reproduces of his population, to which persists in treating like tributary subject (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/01500-3 - Ma(d)jermanes: colonial past and diasporic present: ethnographical reconstruction one the last relic of the colonial European socialism
Grantee:Hector Rolando Guerra Hernandez
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate