Coherence and Awareness among Young People from Quilombo do Areal

Dóris Cristina Gedrat, André Guirland Vieira, Cláudio Schubert


The objective of this study is to identify and assess coherence in the narratives produced by young residents of quilombo, who participated in an intervention study that aimed to empower them to deal with negative experiences in a positive way. A focus group intervention method was applied with 10 young individuals aged from 14 to 18 years who lived in Areal Quilombo in Porto Alegre, RS. They were asked to produce autobiographical or fictitious stories that pictured the daily life of a young resident of a quilombo. Eight narratives were recorded and filmed with the theme racial prejudice and discrimination. The stories’ global coherence was assessed, and the presence of the Other in the I also investigated. Among the most meaningful results is that there is a change in the attitude toward racial prejudice when the prejudiced victim takes action in favor of this change and the self’s property of being a multiplicity instead of a unity is confirmed.

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English Linguistics Research
ISSN 1927-6028 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6036 (Online)

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