The past of the periphery in the metropolis’s present

  • Claudia R. Plens Departamento de História, Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciencias Humanas, Universidade Federal de São Paulo.
Keywords: Colonial Archaeology, indigenous of Guarulhos, Ururaí Sesmaria, Cultural Heritage, heritage policies


In the dossiê, contributions from different areas of knowledge
supports the discussion about heritage, history of territorial occupation, and
different social groups in Guarulhos. Therefore, this paper articulates data presented in the report enabling a reading of Guarulhos’s heritage and history from
the colonization period to the present day and showing how the areas’ geography
and history preserve the meaning of preterit histories. The main goal is to show
that recovery and heritage protection depends on a wide repertoire of knowledge
that allows us to make choices based on the history of the past.


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Plens, C. (2016). The past of the periphery in the metropolis’s present. Revista Do Museu De Arqueologia E Etnologia, (26), 163-172.