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Disputing meanings in the network: conventions and practices about politics and homosexuality in a university community on Facebook

Grant number: 13/26212-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:Regina Facchini
Grantee:Thiago Henrique de Oliveira Falcão
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/09641-4 - Disputing meanings in the network: conventions and practices about politics and homosexuality in a university community on Facebook, BE.EP.MS

Abstract

This project has the purpose to contribute on the understanding of the new ways of doing politics made possible by the new technologies of information and communication. It is part of Anthropology of politics and social movements studies, in dialogue with Anthropology of emotions and gender and sexuality studies, once its empirical data are the disputes about the significance of politics, politics doing and homosexuality in an online community focused on LGBT college people with off-line interactions. The overall purpose of the project is to understand the way in which individuals, with the support of the new technologies, regardless being or not involved in everyday LGBT activism, build and dispute conventions, planning/designing the limits and meanings of what is or is not considered politics and political action in order to build and rebuild homosexuality as a social place. Besides, the project also seeks to contribute to the refinement around the understanding of the role played by emotions in the context of political mobilization, especially those that are part of online and offline relations. This project is a research conducted from the ethnographic observation of a sociability LGBT universitary group, not only in its online context, but also offline and its interactions, complemented by in-depth interviews, resulting in the production of an empirical material that will be analyzed later with the review of bibliography about emotions Anthropology, cyberspace and social relations created by and from it and, in particular, about social movements and politics in the network era. (AU)

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