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The experience of women Maroons: race and gender in the creation of ethnic bodies

Grant number: 13/22699-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 01, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Luzia Margareth Rago
Grantee:Mariléa de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This project investigates how gender relations and race build bodies of ethnic called "remaining Quilombo". For this task, interviews will be conducted with women leaders of the two communities remaining Quilombo South Fluminense in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The approximate time frame takes as initial goal the 1990s, when the communities of Santana and São José da Serra were identified as Maroons. We are interested in making visible the multiple experiences of these black women Maroons to negotiate, translate and problematize discourses about their bodies. This discussion unfolds in three analytical axes. The first refers to the analysis of the conditions that favored the emergence of the appreciation of ethnic difference. The second relates to the meanings and effects of discourses about bodies. The third is for positioning of women in relation to images and discourses about their bodies. Therefore, this research dialogues with the theoretical and methodological approaches to Foucault, the poststructuralist feminist theory and postcolonial studies. (AU)

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ALMEIDA, Mariléa de. Territory of affections : anti-racist female practices in Rio de Janeiro Contemporary quilombos. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas.

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