Rural historic heritage registration from oral history

Informação & Informação. 2015;20(3):507-528 DOI 10.5433/1981-8920.2015v20n3p507


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Journal Title: Informação & Informação

ISSN: 1414-2139 (Print); 1981-8920 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Society/Institution: Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Departamento de Ciência da Informação

LCC Subject Category: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish; Castilian, English

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Luzia Sigoli Fernandes Costa (Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho)
Luciana de Souza Gracioso (Universidade Federal Fluminense )


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Abstract | Full Text

Introduction: Describes research activities carried out on a historic farm in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in order to record intangible cultural heritage for the documentation and preservation of rural social memory. Objective: To collect oral history on the lifestyles of historic farms in the interior of the state of São Paulo in order to preserve and disseminate this intangible heritage. Methodology: For data collection, personal interviews were conducted with ten former residents, employees and owners of the Santa Maria Monjolinho Farm, using the oral history methodological approach, with theoretical support guided by Ranganathan´s work. Results: The interviews were tabulated and analyzed and the results were used for the production of a documentary covering the livelihoods of the rural community. Conclusion: It is concluded that it was possible to raise awareness of local communities for the recovery of their own heritage, stimulate the formation of critical awareness and develop attitudes favorable to the recovery and preservation of cultural heritage. It was also confirmed that actions involving the collection, recording and dissemination of national heritage can raise awareness in the medium term, and amongst governmental bodies in order to formulate policies for the protection of cultural heritage.