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FERREIRA, Rhaniele Sodré; ARAGAO, Cristal Oliveira Moniz de  and  ARRUDA, Angela. Boladão, pesadão, isso é Rio de Janeiro: notes towards organized soccer fans and criminal faction funks. Aletheia [online]. 2010, n.32, pp.38-52. ISSN 1413-0394.

This work aims at comparing the production of forbidden funk music and funk music produced by organized fans of soccer teams in the context of Rio de Janeiro. The analysis is to be conducted through the examination of 39 forbidden funk songs’ content which quotes the criminal faction “Comando Vermelho”, plus 44 other funk songs produced by an organized soccer fans team entitled “Força Jovem Vasco”. The objective of the study is to understand the contexts where they are produced, as an expression of the universe of youngsters. The results showed relations in both samples, between conflict, the depreciation of the enemies, self-exaltation and of their allies, territorial distribution and parodies. The construction of social representations is glimpsed thus, based in elements of apparently distant universes, such as the war in Afghanistan and the American funk in the 70´s.

Keywords : Funk carioca; Social representations; Young people.

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