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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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CORDEIRO, Rosineide de Lourdes Meira et al. Girls of morality: socioeducational experiences in a popular district of Recife. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.1, pp. 188-199. ISSN 1414-9893.

This article reflects an experience of university extension which aimed to promote a socioeducational space with female adolescents in the context of social and sexual rights. Directed by two students of psychology and two of social work, under the guidance of a teacher, the project was developed with ten girls, between 12 and 14 years, mostly African-Americans, who live in a community in the outskirts of Recife, PE, Brazil. The article focuses the use of the term girl of morality used by these adolescents which, among other meanings and implications, involves the use of physical force, verbal threats and legal and illegal drugs as elements that award or keep status and respect among peers. Actions of the girl of morality signal a series of strategies developed by them in the singularities of the social context in which they are involved and also show that the conditions of generation are permeated by elements as gender, social class, race and ethnicit

Palabras clave : Girls; Lower classes; Violence; Drugs.

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