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Through the paths of São Paulo: Syrian and Lebanese trajectory in the city

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Juliana Mouawad Khouri
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Paulo Daniel Elias Farah; Sandra Lencioni; Samira Adel Osman
Advisor: Paulo Daniel Elias Farah

This study deals with the Lebanese, Syrian and descendants mobility through São Paulo city. When they arrived in the town, since the ending of XIX century, they went to rua 25 de Março and adjacencies, where, at first, they lived and worked. As they progressed and with more immigrants entrance, a dispersion to others areas of the city began, what doesnt mean an exit of 25 de Março and vicinity. This movement took place, mainly, in direction to Paraíso, Vila Mariana, Brás and Ipiranga districts. In order to understand this dynamics, the analysis was embased in São Paulo and Syrian and Lebanese immigration history, in identity, quotidian, memory concepts and in the study of the continuous changes and permanences process. Besides the bibliographical and documental survey, a participative research was done, which included an inventory of the commerce and cultural institutions in 25 de Março and Brás areas, of the Jafets family residences in Ipiranga and of the cultural establishments in Paraíso and Vila Mariana. There were also done seventeen interviews of thematic oral history. The analysis point of view and the large research that was done gave an innovating feature to this study and lead to a comprehension of the walked path by the ethnic group in São Paulo. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/16957-7 - From Rua 25 de Março to São Paulo: the path of Syrians and Lebaneses through the city
Grantee:Juliana Mouawad Khouri
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master