Estudos Históricos (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 0103-2186
RIOS, Kênia Sousa. The brave and the uniform: A narrator's adventures during the droughts of Ceará. Estud. hist. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.48, pp.351-365. ISSN 0103-2186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21862011000200006.
The article presents the survival strategies of a migrant during the droughts in Ceará. Mister Muriçoca reworks his life by appropriating certain objects. Through a very astute empowering of his uniform, he builds routes and ways to escape the drought. Based upon Mr. Muriçoca's narratives, the uniform acquires senses that are constructed in connection with the daily life of other migrants
Keywords : clothing; drought; narrative; orality; material culture; memory.