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Between practices and narratives : regarding time in the diaries of the Alto Jurua writers

Ana Carolina Bazzo da Silva
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Maria Suely Kofes; Clarice Cohn; Emilia Pietrafesa de Godoi; Marcia Azevedo de Abreu
Advisor: Mauro William Barbosa de Almeida

This dissertation provides an ethnographically oriented reading of diaries written by forest dwellers at the Reserva Extrativista do Alto Jurua, Acre. Starting early in the 1990s, with the goal of documenting aspects of the daily life related to the environment and work, the writing of diaries led to new questions as the writers responded to the proposed task and as their texts were constructed along the time. Permeated by the environmental discourse, as well as by the discourse of social life and work in extractive and agricultural activities, the diaries also carry the language of their author's personal experience and express their ways of looking to these themes. In the present text, we traverse the dialogue between the proposed themes and the personalized outlook of diaries, taking time as a conducting thread which orients our discussion of some of the issues suggested by this fragment of a history of writing (AU)