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Increasing Heritage Awareness Through Community Participation: African-Brazilian Community Participation in a Diversity Context

  • Pedro Paulo A. Funari
  • Louise Prado Alfonso
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Part of the One World Archaeology book series (WORLDARCH)

Abstract

The chapter studies African-Brazilian community participation in heritage activities in Southern Brazil. It starts by stating the introduction of community participation in heritage studies in the world. It then turns to the Brazilian context, Brazilian history and heritage in Brazil, ending up in introducing African-Brazilian issues in general and in Southern Brazil, especially. The chapter then turns to community participation actions in Southern Brazil, discussing how heritage can turn out to be empowering. It concludes by stressing how community participation may be a powerful tool for social diversity enhancement.

Keywords

Heritage awareness Community participation African-Brazilian communities Pelotas 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We owe thanks to Camila Agostini, MárciaBezerra, Leandro Chamorro, Lúcio Menezes Ferreira, Denise Gomes, Siân Jones, Francisco Noelli, Nanci Vieira de Oliveira, Cláudia Regina Plens, Juliana Polini, Denise Schaan, Solange Schiavetto, and Flávia Rieth. We must acknowledge also the institutional support of the Brazilian National Science Foundation (CNPq), the São Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP), the Rio Grande do Sul Science Foundation (FAPERGS), the University of Campinas (Unicamp), and the University of Pelotas (UFPel). The ideas presented in this chapter are our own, and we are thus solely responsible for the same.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Paulo A. Funari
    • 1
  • Louise Prado Alfonso
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de História, IFCH, UnicampInstituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Antropologia e ArqueologiaInstituto de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal de PelotasPelotasBrazil

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