International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Teenagers of Slums Occupied by Drug Trafficking Versus School
Maria Geralda de MIRANDA, Danielle de Souza REIS, Katia Eliane Santos, AVELAR, Reis, FRIEDE

The intention of the present essay is to reflect about some of the psychosocial characteristics of the teenagers who live in slums with drug trafficking in the city of Rio de Janeiro. To do so, we will discuss, from an anthropological perspective, three cultural aspects observed in these individuals, namely: the stigmatization, the warrior ethos and the lack of perspective in the future. Then, we will reflect about the teachings' practice in schools that receive students from slums with the mentioned characteristics, in which we verify that the practice of the professionals of this important institution, in those poor spaces, can reinforce the social exclusion instead of propitiating citizenship and social inclusion.

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