versão ISSN 0104-6578
This investigation took place with descendants of Pomeranians living in Santa Maria do Jetibá, a central Espírito Santo state highland county, in Brazil. It was attempted to identify and discuss the way daily routine practices and customs interrelate, characteristics of family constitution, and ways to deal with land inheritance with respect to descendants. Couples of Pomeranian descent who constituted marriage in two moments apart were interviewed. Eight men and eight women were interviewed, with ages varying from 18 to 81 years, who constitute eight couples. Four of these couples were formed more than 50 years ago, in mid 20th century, and the other four got married in early 21st century. The results reveal some very similar occurrences despite the long time interval between the marriages of the in the integrants of the two sets of participants, but also showed more role flexibility, within the families as well as on the organization rules for inherited land occupation by the children, having the daughters also being included in the division.
Palavras-chave : Pomeranians; Family; Work; Marriage; Inheritance; Rural Social Welfare.