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Psicologia para América Latina

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ROZAS, Germán; MONCADA MERINO, María de los Ángeles  y  AHUMADA CALDERON, María José. Urban social identity in two territories of Quinta Normal: población Simón Bolívar and Franja Yungay. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2007, n.10, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1870-350X.

Social identity is the result of an affiliation process to a determined social category. The processes that constitute and determine urban social identity of the groups and communities is the result of a sense of belonging to a significant and specific environment, in this way the environment becomes one more social category. When the community develops a form of social identity which makes it different and distinguishable from other communities, can be an important tool to carry on actions to obtain its objectives and goals. Through a qualitative methodology, the present research describes and compares the conforming elements of the urban social identity of two territories. One of them, presents a strengthened identity and the other a weakened one.

Palabras clave : Urban Social Identity; Territory; Sense of Belonging.

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