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Studies on intolerance: ethnocentrism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, prejudice religious and social

Grant number: 11/18801-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 02, 2012
Effective date (End): August 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Principal researcher:Joao Angelo Fantini
Grantee:Joao Angelo Fantini
Host: Stephen Frosh
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of London, England  

Abstract

In Brazil, one of the ways to implement the so-called "Political equality" has been through political actions called affirmative action, positive steps to increase minority representation in employment and education. The growing wave of intolerance based on race, origin, sexuality and religion, however, request new parameters interpreted in light of economic and social changes of recent decades. These phenomena that happen in a globalized world imply that local actions are connected to the research and initiatives in other parts of the world. Objective of this research is also the creation of international research groups on the subject that produce articles for the dissemination of this research, especially as a way of subsidizing these discussions in the traditional media and new media. (AU)