Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
GUARESCHI, Neuza et al. Racial relations on identities construction. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.2, pp. 55-64. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722002000200007.
The purpose of the present study is to show how racial issues permeate boys and girls lives in the slum areas, taking their context into consideration and trying to understand how they transform and resist to different situations related to racial relationships. The individuals who took part in group discussions and interviews study in a local municipal school. The data analysis was based on Meaning Production theoretic and methodological approach within Cultural Studies. The discourses about race are associated with aspects of their everyday life, media themes, discrimination and social classes differences, through a discourse that refers to inequalities. The produced meanings show contestation and resistance, signaling social mobilizations related to racial discrimination. However, they produce meanings that come to reinforce a hegemonic discourse and their adaptation to it.
Keywords : cultural studies; meaning production; identity politics.