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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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GUARESCHI, Neuza M. de Fátima; WEBER, Andrei; COMUNELLO, Luciele Nardi  and  NARDINI, Milena. Discussions on violence and the production of meaning. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.1, pp.122-130. ISSN 0102-7972.

This article aims to understand the Production of Meaning on violence through observations and discussions with men who are considered aggressors. Our discussion is based on the theoretical approaches of Social Psychology, more precisely through the perspective of Social Constructionism with postulations from the production of meaning and discursive practices. The research was accomplished with men that participate in a group called «Anonymous Aggressors». We have participated in these groups as participant-observers and have taken part in 22 sessions of 90 minutes each for the period of 20 months. From our analysis, we understand that the meanings of violence indicate that these men situate themselves in the space of family relationships and that these meanings are implicated with other events like the use of drugs, diverse forms of aggression, and the lack of dialogue as a possibility to overcome violent situations.

Keywords : Production of meaning; violence; discursive practices; family relationships.

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