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Gated communities and own confinement in Brazilian mid-sized cities: contemporary figures of heterotopia and subjectivation processes

Grant number: 14/18637-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2015
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Eda Maria Góes
Grantee:Rafael Ignacio Estrada Mejía
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/20155-3 - Socio-economic cohesion and contemporary spatial practices: cities of medium size and consumption, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):15/25915-7 - Gated communities, heterotopia and the process of subjectivation in Brazil, BE.EP.PD


This project suggests working from the anthropological point of view with two foucaultian concepts: heterotopia and subjectivity. Its desire is to understand the meaning of gated communities and "own confinement", and their relationship to production and managing the undesirables (Agier, 2008). The proposal seeks to visualize the characteristics and relationships of these contemporaries' spaces, focusing on how human beings, with their particular existences, assume and live individuation processes of subjectivity. The project considers the heterotopias of the sauna to the brothel are specializations of the subjectivity processes (Foucault, 2009). The proposal, in brief, aims to explore an interdisciplinary dialogue, elaborating concepts based on field research. (AU)

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