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Political language and gender trouble

Grant number: 14/04707-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 21, 2014
Effective date (End): February 20, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal researcher:Mónica Graciela Zoppi Fontana
Grantee:Mónica Graciela Zoppi Fontana
Host: Romain Descendre
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: École Normale Supérieure, Lyon (ENS), France  


The present proposal for conducting post-doctoral research abroad is part of the project 'Pec of maids'. Contradictions of class, gender and race in discourse about 'cordial relations in Brazilian home' (PQ-CNPq, process 308973/2013-5), which aims to describe the process of subjectification and the effects of sense produced in the conceptual relation between Genre and Labor, taking as material for analysis the controversy created by the approval of the Constitutional Amendment 66-2012, dubbed by the media "PEC of maids", which regulates domestic work. The overall objective of the project is to describe the contradictory relations through this debate, exploring the reformulation of statements present as discursive memory, in which appear re-signified the boundaries between public and private space, gender, race and class position in relation to the category of Labor. As specific goals, we propose to analyze the designation "domestic work" and its definition in the legal and legislative space (discussion and approval of bills over time), within the media (written, audiovisual and digital press), Trade Union and political space and finally in their impact on virtual networks. The focus of the analysis will be directed to understand the production and circulation of this designation with the status of political language, differentiating it from the everyday uses of the term. Special attention is given to the impact of Gender discussion over this controversy. The theoretical framework adopted is the Theory of Discourse Analysis, as developed from the works of Michel Pêcheux and Eni Orlandi, in articulation with the enunciation studies. (AU)