Ambiente & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 1414-753X
MARTINS, Marcos Lobato. Perspectives on the "Minas Gerais Sea": perceptions of Alfenas and Fama residents on the Lake Furnas (1963-1999). Ambient. soc. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 347-363. ISSN 1414-753X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2010000200009.
This paper analyses the perceptions of Alfenas and Fama populations concerning the lake Furnas. Memoirists, newspapers and residents' testimonies are used. It concludes that the trajectory of these perceptions is related to different forms of appropriation and relationship with the lake, going from a negative image to a positive one. The dam was "naturalized" and incorporated in the regional daily life.
Palavras-chave : Environmental perceptions; Hydroelectric mill; Furnas' lake; South of Minas.