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MARIOSA, Gilmara Santos. Social memories and identity construction in black territories. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.1, pp. 145-163. ISSN 1677-1168.

This article exposes a debate about the relationship between black territories, religious practices, identity construction of the black population and how memories and representations have influence in this process. The religious practices of African origin are directly related to the identity references of people of African descent. We know that these practices are a large and important legacy of Africans in Brazil for their offspring. However, the memories of these practices are being marked by forgetfulness and social representations anchored to demonic practices related to evil. This makes the practitioners no longer wish to be identify with these demonstrations and seek a distance themselves, while non practitioners see them as people who practice actions that cause harm. The results are attitudes of intolerance and discrimination

Keywords : Memories; African religion; Territory; Black; Identity.

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