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Urban Experiences: Migrants and Ways of Living and Working in the Outskirts of Campina Grande in the 1960s

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Author(s): HILMARIA XAVIER DA SILVA

Journal: História e Cultura
ISSN 2238-6270

Volume: 01;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Migration | Campina Grande | Work.

ABSTRACT
From the late 1940s and early 1950s, Campina Grande undergoes a significant urbanization and expansion, favored by economic growth. We observed that rural workers migrated from rural to urban area in Campina Grande in so far as the farming activity was becoming unviable due to droughts and they could see, in the urban center of Campina, other possibilities of working and worthier life conditions. Our work attempts to reflect on how some popular migrated to Campina Grande in the late 1950s and 1960s, changing their practices in the workplace and changing the characteristics of the city, because massing in the periphery, men and women who were ploughpeople in past, have now the role of watchers, bricklayers, washerwomen, street vendors, cart drivers, stone breakers, among others.
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