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B-girls and funkeiras: intersections and identities of women in hip hop and funk

Grant number: 14/07102-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Heloisa Buarque de Almeida
Grantee:Izabela Nalio Ramos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In this research, hip hop and funk, juvenile cultural manifestations considered characteristics of large Brazilian cities' peripheries, will be addressed from the perspective of social markers of difference, and the interrelationship of the categories of gender, sexuality, class and race will be analyzed in the construction of funkeiras and B-girls' identities, women representatives of these cultural expressions. In an earlier research conducted with women in hip hop, the definition of meanings of race and ethnicity was observed, articulated with categories of gender and sexuality, and the negotiation of the identity boundary between hip hop and funk. With themes such as eroticism and an alleged objectification of women in funk, such a boundary made itself present in the debate and in the artistic creation among B-girls. Thus, under the concept of intersectionality among social categories that mark the social difference, we will further the analysis of how these markers are articulated by B-girls, and extend the observation to how these categories are also articulated by funkeiras. From the comparative study of how these categories operate in both juvenile manifestations, the intent is to comprehend how they articulate themselves marking differences and similarities, constructing identities and delimiting boundaries between the two groups. (AU)

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RAMOS, Izabela Nalio. Between perifeminas and minas de artilharia: participation and identities of women in hip hop and funk scenes. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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