The transformations happened in the woman's history, the mutations in the political discourse, the new methodologies used in the Discourse Analysis form the backdrop of this project that has as research theme the way of construction of the images of itself that the South American presidents Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Cristina of Kirchner (Argentina) and Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) present in their discourses. The corpus of analysis of this research will be constituted by 60 television interviews transmitted during the electoral campaigns and after their victories in the urns. The verification of these videos makes possible some concerns and the main problems are: Which ethé are built in the interviews during the electoral campaigns and which are produced after candidates' victory? Breaking of the hypothesis that exists a presence of a feminine universe (re)produced in the South American presidents' discourses, questioned measured this presence engenders a new type of political speech? Being thought about those inquiries some objectives are mapped out: in general, it intends to contribute for the progresses in the studies on the ethos built in the feminine political discourse and, still, for the enlargement of the theoretical-methodological apparatus that it articulates analyses of no-verbal materialities to the pronouncements of the referred presidents' political discourses. For so much, the theoretical presuppositions of the French Discourse Analysis line will be used, above all the concept of discursive ethos. Being considered the search of this research in to identify and to demonstrate the presence of a feminine universe in the South American presidential discourses is that doing scientific of this project it is justified.
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