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Psicologia & Sociedade

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SUDA, Joyce Rumi  e  SOUZA, Lídio de. Social identity in motion: the japanese community at the greater Vitória Area (ES). Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.2, pp.72-80. ISSN 0102-7182.

The objective of the present work was to identify the social identity of Japanese residents in the Greater Vitória area (State of Espírito Santo, Brazil), from discourses about the group itself and its everyday relations, also verifying the existence of indications of prejudice or discriminatory treatment. Twenty subjects, Japanese or descendants, from both sexes, young and adult, participated in the research. Data was collected through interviews that explored the following themes: dating and conjugality, aesthetic patterns, prejudice and stereotype, social identity and adaptation. The results indicated the existence of similarities and differences with respect to the identity of Capixaba Japanese (Capixaba being the designation of people from Espírito Santo state), defined through comparison with the identitarian characteristics of Japanese in other states.

Palavras-chave : Japanese immigration; adaptation; social identity; prejudice.

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