The Major Past and Present Challenges of the Hungarian Colony of São Paulo Cover Image

A São Pauló-i magyar kolónia főbb kihívásai egykor és napjainkban
The Major Past and Present Challenges of the Hungarian Colony of São Paulo

Author(s): Anna Bíró
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Oral history, Social history, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Hungarian diaspora; Hungarians in Brazil; São Paulo;

Summary/Abstract: I spent a year in the Hungarian community of São Paulo in 2014–2015. During this time I could get to know the Hungarian people in the Casa Húngara and Associação Húngara de São Paulo. My work was really varied, so I could obtain detailed information about their identity and culture. At the same time I tried to research the Brazilian-Hungarian colony from a cultural anthropology perspective. Some rich literature exists which helped me to reconstruct the details of the past in addition to interviews. Also, I had the chance to survey many documents from the Igreja Cristã Reformada Húngara do Brasil. Previously these documents were not open access. So I would search answers about how they could preserve their Hungarian identity in São Paulo from the beginning to the present. In my article I have focused on major aid, education and religious organisations. This does not mean that the others are not important! At the same time I am very interested in how the young people think about the future of the colony. I think today this is the most important question.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-61
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian