Psicologia & Sociedade
versão On-line ISSN 1807-0310
GARCIA, Aldemir Luiz. The capixaba's identity in question: a psychosocial study. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.16, n.3, pp. 82-90. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822004000300010.
Searched the development of a study on the social representations of teachers about the folklore, verifying the connections of these with the construction of the social identity. The research comprise 32 teachers of the basic education of the public municipal net of Vitória The collection of data was carried through by a half-structuralized questionnaire that turned on the problematic of folklore and identity. The structuralized questions had its answers tabulated with intention to supply quantitative information, already the free answers had been organized in view of the construction of a corpus that allowed the application of a thematic analysis of content. The results had indicated that teachers associate the folklore to the spontaneous culture and they characterize it as the main pointer of a local social identity (capixaba), that is constructed by means of the social communication, daily, and consists of the cultural traditions in general, material as much as immaterial.
Palavras-chave : Social Psychology; Identity [Psychology]; Espírito Santo [State]; Espírito Santo [Popular Culture]; Folklore.