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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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AMORIM, Ana Karenina de Melo Arraes; NOBRE, Maria Teresa; COUTINHO, André Feliphe Jales  and  GOMES, Francisco Emanuel Soares. Among flower beds and clouds, dangers and umbrellas: The experience of an intervention research with people on the streets. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.4, pp. 389-400. ISSN 1413-294X.

We present a research-intervention experience with homeless on the streets, that sought to know their living conditions and life trajectories, those suffered rights violations as well as their needs, projects and forms of resistance. Entering the research field was through an ethnography. Interviews were conducted that allowed the construction of an inventory of narratives. These point to some difficulties faced by people on the streets, such as prejudice, the non-place in the city, the fragility of public policy, police violence and other rights violations. The narratives also reveal the multiplicity of life and the strategies, tactics and cunnings developed by these people for their survival on the streets. Finally, it highlights the importance of the ties, solidarity and collective production as emancipatory way in favor of invention of life and the struggle for human rights that gain contours in this context.

Keywords : homeless; action research; narratives; human rights.

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