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MENDES, Eliana Rodrigues Pereira. Trauma and brazilian identity. Reverso [online]. 2015, vol.37, n.69, pp. 79-89. ISSN 0102-7395.

The author traces the origins of Brazilian society, stressing the traumas that, as an archaic heritage have constituted our identity. Deals more specifically with the disorderly settlement of the Brazilian territory, with disinherited people, and later the constitution of slavery, with its indelible mark. Recalls the history of the first and the second Kingdom, and the establishment of the Republic and also the dictatorship of era Vargas and the military coup of 1964, and the death of Tancredo Neves, in the return to democracy. The current corruption appears to be a legacy of a state where the prevailing law is that of the primal father, in which the social pact is little respected. After analyzing some aspects of Brazilian identity, questions whether it is possible to reframe the missing father and whether these corrections can achieve the collective unconscious.

Keywords : Trauma; Primal Father; Archaic Inheritage; Identity; Social Pact; Reframing.

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