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ACSELRAD, Henri. The Role of Writing in the Construction of Public Causes: An Analysis of the Documents Produced by Groups of People Affected by the Tucuruí Hydroelectric Dam, Pará State. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.81, pp.93-116.  Epub July 29, 2019. ISSN 0102-0188.

The present text discusses the processes involved in the production of printed artefacts by different associations that formed during the conflict between people affected by the Tucuruí Hydroelectric Dam and Eletronorte, the state company responsible for the dam’s construction and operation. Based on a collection of printed documents produced by the movement of people affected by the dam, the article analyses the writing situations, writing acts and the social uses of writing, as well as the role of these documents in conveying denunciations of situations perceived as unjust by the affected people.

Keywords : writing acts; movements of people affected by dams; Tocantins River; Tucuruí Hydroelectric Dam.

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