Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 6(3), pp. 87 - 93
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060303
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Young People Can Transform Favela into a Place Inhabited by Building of Dreams through Weaving the Imaginary


Ligia Valadares de Almeida *, Regina Gloria Nunes Andrade
Institute of Psychology, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, 22-640102, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ABSTRACT

The present article results of research performed by Cultural Center Cartola, entity that makes use of material and incorporeal conditions, as collection about the history of the samba, with prominence for the musician and composer Cartola. Owner of the same characteristics of the members from the favela Mangueira, for being from humble origin, this consecrated samba performer became a symbol of social cause. The objective of the research in the workshops literary production: to weave the imaginary were to analyze how the literary texts intervene, positively, in the trajectory of individuals who are in situation of social vulnerability. The proposal aimed at to stimulate the creation and the reading of fictional texts, making possible that the narrative was a vector of reconstruction of the individual and the collective. The research, structuralized on operative bases and action could detect possibilities where the imaginary presents itself. The interaction by means of speaking, writing and drawing stimulates the imagination and the reflection, influencing the collective and the individual on their own construction and world. The research in the CCCartola, an excluded community of Afro-Brazilian origin, shows that samba is the largest "host agent", where individuals develop potential through socio-educational activities.

KEYWORDS
Imaginary, Literary Workshops, Youth, Favela

Cite this paper
Ligia Valadares de Almeida , Regina Gloria Nunes Andrade . "Young People Can Transform Favela into a Place Inhabited by Building of Dreams through Weaving the Imaginary." Universal Journal of Psychology 6.3 (2018) 87 - 93. doi: 10.13189/ujp.2018.060303.