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THE BACKYARD AS AN AFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION

[Speaker] Reis, Wanderlene F:1
1:UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO SALVADOR (Brazil)

The present study aimed to investigate the meanings assigned to backyards in narratives of two different generations of one family living in urban areas in the 21st century, in the city of Salvador, Bahia. The present study clearly ranks as an ethnographic approach. On the symbolic processes, the different ways highlighted in which the person identifies itself with its surroundings, values and preserves the place by affective processes that are related to the attraction to the place-how this is "effected" and gives its personal well-being. The backyard is composite and modeled by its residents on the basis of these meanings attributed to the place. Therefore, it is a micro system built by the people who live in it. It is a cultural space that depends on the reviews, first, affective and then cognitive, because it seems to be associated, in the participants' perspective, the desire for freedom, solidarity and love.
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