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Na rua não se paga entrada: sexuality, style and politics in urban spaces of sociability

Grant number: 14/25319-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2015
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:Júlio Assis Simões
Grantee:Gibran Teixeira Braga
Supervisor abroad: Sérgio Costa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Freie Universität Berlin, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:13/04891-7 - Over the rainbow? Differences and transits in the gay night in São Paulo, BP.DR

Abstract

This research reflects on the social interactions that take place in specific public parties in urban settings, focusing in the systems of difference that articulate certain social markers of difference - specially gender and sexuality. These parties bring people together to dance, listen to music and flirt, occupying open spaces such as squares or streets in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo and the German capital Berlin. These parties have in common the fact of being loci for expression of varied identities and practices around sexuality. Style is a key element that permeates the performances, stitching the erotic possibilities of interaction in these events as well as articulates itself to political discourses and certain expressions of gender. (AU)

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