Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Child of the Dark: Carolina Maria de Jesus When and where was Carolina Maria de Jesus born? Who were her parents? How is it that she is literate when her mother was not? Carolina Maria de Jesus was born to a single parent in Minas Gerais in 1914.Her father was a married man hence she was considered an illegitimate child. Despite the fact that her mother was educated De Jesus was unable to attend school. She was treated as an outcast in the family. Indeed her mother had to force her to go to school. She only spent two years in primary school and later dropped out in the second grade. She lived in favelas of Brazil where her daily earnings amounted to one hundred cruzieros. Her life came into the limelight after she was discovered by Audalio Dantas in 1958. After moving to Sao odd jobs like collecting scrap. The expected number of people to be interviewed is five hundred. The interviewees will be picked randomly. Since this research involves interacting directly with the people in their immediate environment the researchers will be living in the favelas during the period of study as to obtain first hand data. Interview Questions What are the reasons as to why you are collecting these materials? What are the main materials that you collect and where do you take them? You have indicated that you collect cans papers and bottles. How do you recycle them? What are the main challenges that you face in the course of your job? Who are the main buyers of your recycled materials? How do you use the profits you get after selling your recycled products? Works Cited De Jesus Carolina Maria. Child Of The Dark. New York: Mentor Books 1963. Print. [...]
“Quiz” –Carolina Maria d Jesus (1963). Child of the Dark. NY: Mentor Books Please type your answers to all questions below about this powerful diary of a woman in poverty. Questions 1-5 should be at least one paragraph long. Question # 6 should be 1-2 paragraphs, with additional questions. When and where was Carolina Maria de Jesus born? Who were her parents? How is it that she is literate when her mother was not? After moving to Sao Paolo, CM de J worked as a domestic. What were some of the specific problems she encountered in these jobs? What if anything does this tell us about the complexities of race and class in Brazil? Why and when did she become a “recycler?” What did this consist of? Provide at least two specific examples of the drawbacks of this economic strategy for her, and how specifically (if at all) were some of the benefits? This diary was originally published in Portuguese as el Cuarto Despejo (roughly, “The Garbage Room”). What does this title symbolize about her status and the struggles she faces in her life? In terms of kinship, what is CM de J’s relationship like with her children? What kinds of romantic relationships does she enter into? Why don’t these last? What are her hopes for her children’s futures? Finally, there are many connections between this book and our project on recycling. You have written research designs for your own mini-projects. I don’t expect you to do a full research design for this question, but as we’re in a methods course please develop a methodology for how you might study women in Carolina María de Jesus’ circumstances in Brazil or the LA area who collect scrap or recycle cans and bottles or other materials as a way to support themselves and their children. Write 6 interview questions that you would ask if you were to do this research project.