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The working class family in the neighborhood Ferrazópolis in Sao Bernardo do Campo: a study of political socialization.

Grant number: 09/12810-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education
Principal Investigator:Kimi Aparecida Tomizaki
Grantee:Maria Gilvania Valdivino Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Educação (FE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project was aimed at conducting a study on the processes socialization involved in the transmission of values and attitudes towards politics among two generations of working class families in the region of the ABC Paulista. ABC Paulista is became nationally known because of the labor movement, strongly connected the auto workers, who, through the Union of Metalworkers of ABC, was one of the protagonists of the struggle for democratization of the country between late 1970 and early 1980. The socio-professional group known as "the ABC Metalworkers' was thus strongly identified with the image of the "big strikes" in early 1980 and subsequently to the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT). However, thirty years separate us from the beginning of the strike wave which culminated in the formation of the PT and the CUT. We could also say that the region of ABC Paulista can be identified as a bastion of militant metalworkers the union and the PT? In order to go beyond this image that was crystallized in Brazilian social imaginary, this research intends to investigate what would be the constitutive of political identity of the inhabitants of a "traditional" working-class neighborhood the city of São Bernardo do Campo: Ferrazópolis. More specifically we are interested this article analyzes in depth the processes of transmission between different generations in a particular way to interpret and behave in relation to political events. Therefore, we performed a study on the neighborhood in question, in order to build an analytical framework that can assist in understanding of the macrocosm of the ABC Paulista, reconstruct, through interviews and observations, the trajectories of some family groups living in the neighborhood concerned, in order to set different "profiles" with regard to the relationship with the politic: the commitment to total disinterest in the subject. Such operations Empirical be implemented with the intention to build an explanatory framework relates the family histories and their positions/ opinions on the politic with the "modes of socialization being placed by each of them in the process of training of their younger members.

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