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The legislation about the domestic work in the Brazilian media

Grant number: 14/09556-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Carlos Félix Piovezani Filho
Grantee:Diane Heire da Silva Paludetto
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Implicit in a typically capitalist scenario under the structures of power relations, the discourses related to domestic work in Brazil mostly include the discussion of justice in relation to a multiplicity of normative statements that give rise to conflicts between classes, as well as the desire for equal treatment. In this field full of asymmetries and inequalities, especially with regard to labor rights, the media discourse occupies a privileged place in the construction and propagation of "truths". Hence the interest in analyzing the discourses about the labor laws regarding domestic work in Brazil considering the media's point of view. Once the social aspirations of the category gained weight from the Consolidation of Labor Laws, occurred in 1943, this historic event is chosen as a starting point to investigate the impact of media discourse about the legislation over the subject and, as arrival point, a priori, it is elected the recent Constitutional Amendment n. 72, 2013. Thus, in order to describe the materiality of media statements and its insertion into discursive formations, the corpus to be analyzed consists of news published in the last 80 years in the media vehicles with strong expression as formers of Brazilian opinion. The analysis of the media's role in the production and circulation of meanings and transformation of discursive practices will be achieved from the theoretical perspective of the French Discourse Analysis, plus the Michel Foucault's contributions to the study of discourse, and also from Marc Angenot with regard to his formulations about the reactionary discourse. (AU)

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