Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia
versão On-line ISSN 1809-5267
PIZZINATO, Adolfo. Narrative identity: Family and gender roles in a perspective of roma girls. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.61, n.1, pp. 38-48. ISSN 1809-5267.
This article aims to present the way that some gypsy girls in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain) evaluate the family and gender roles, from an intra and intercultural point of view (in relation to non-Roma - paya - culture). To obtain these data, group interviews with girls between seven and nine years old were organized, participating in extra-curricular educational activities at a Roma association of their city. The results indicates an evaluation strongly influenced by traditional values of their culture, with marked differentiation of roles of gender and family, among the different family’s subsystems, and also between cultural aspects identified as roma or non-roma, these one, seen as more flexible, though not as more positive.
Palavras-chave : Family roles; Gender roles; Cultural identity; Gypsies.