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Psicologia & Sociedade

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OLIVEIRA, Maria Luisa Pereira de; MENEGHEL, Stela Nazareth  and  BERNARDES, Jefferson de Souza. Black women subjectivity: effects of racial discrimination. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.2, pp. 266-274. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822009000200014.

In this study, we investigated the effects of racial discrimination on the identity and subjectivity patterns of black women assisted through the SOS Racism Program in Porto Alegre/RS. The research was based on a discussion group whose objective was to listen to the women's narratives of racial discrimination and agency other identity references. The theoretical and methodological support used to analyze the information was the discursive practice. This practice refers to the way by which people produce meaning in social interactions, like experiences of racial violence. The interpretative repertoires used by the women in the group dialogues were about racial discrimination and racism and pointed to the construction of resistance strategies. We believe that this intervention produces political effects of reflection and change, in the way that the group worked out new meanings for the violence suffered, changing from a personal narrative to a public denounce.

Keywords : discursive practices; black women; racial discrimination; identities and subjectivity; strategies of resistance.

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