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GRILL, Igor Gastal. Social constituency and interpreters of the "labor tradition" in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Dados [online]. 2005, vol.48, n.3, pp. 525-556. ISSN 0011-5258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582005000300003.
This article examines the agents and narratives dedicated to celebrating the "Labor tradition" in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It begins by presenting the social origins and background of interpreters of this "legacy" who occupy different positions in the partisan political spectrum. It then proceeds to discuss the strategies for establishing continuity between the traditional icons and the individual and collective stances represented by these interpreters. The research then demonstrates the unvarying issues like valorization of the Labor partisan legacy, the nationalist rallying cries, and regional political specificity as well as the differences pertaining to the profiles of agents undertaking the historical research task. Based on the latter, the research also highlights the heroicization of the principal leaders and their link to political selection and recruitment processes at stake.
Keywords : memory; political tradition; legacy; symbolic genealogy; narratives.