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SCANDIUCCI, Guilherme. Cultura hip hop: um lugar psíquico para a juventude negro-descendente das periferias de São Paulo. Imaginario [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.12, pp. 225-249. ISSN 1413-666X.
The present article is based upon the master dissertation defended by the author at the Psychology Institute of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2005. Its starting point is C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology applied to a local context: Brazil and more specifically Sao Paulo City. Allied to the post-Jungians, this work searches for references outside the Psychology field - as Sociology, Anthropology and History - to explore the so-called hip hop culture or movement phenomenon. It affects a considerable part of the young population of Sao Paulo, mainly the one suffering the impact of the social exclusion process: the African-descendant living in the outskirts. The collected material is comprised of interviews, statements, my own observations, besides lyrics from the musical segment rap. The analysis undertaken concluded that hip hop has great power of simbolic expression over the construction of a creative persona of this population, enabling it to assume an identity closer to its reality. Such movement can also exert influence over the autonomy of the complexes of the Sao Paulo society, above all in what is related to racism and the place occupied by the African-descendants living on the periphery.
Palavras-chave : Jungian psychology; C.G. Jung; Brazilian soul; Hip hop; Afro-brazilian culture; Ethnic and racial relationships; Sao Paulo; Outskirts; Complex.