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CORDEIRO, Rosineide de L. Meira. The lives of peasant and worker women and stories of documents in the central backwoods of Pernambuco.Translated byMonique Pfau. Estud. fem. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

The article focuses on how peasant and worker women deal with norms and rules about birth, ageing and death, in the process of getting access to social rights, especially to Social Security. Our aim is to analyze difficulties and strategies used by women in order to comply with the legal demands of proof of work experience in family farming through  civil and professional documents. Research was undertaken in the municipalities of Santa Cruz da Baixa Verde and Triunfo, in the Pernambuco Sertão in Northeast Brazil. Informants' lack of documents is revealing of the ways in which the parameters of modernity have been established within the nation.  Thus, we see that the issue  is  intrinsically related to gender, class, race, ethnicity and geopolitical criteria.

Keywords : Rural Worker; Women; Gender; Agriculture; Documents.

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