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"Fags do not live here": flows of displacements of sexual identities from a slum in São Paulo City

Grant number: 15/14620-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Wagner Xavier de Camargo
Grantee:Gislene de Oliveira Rodrigues
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

In the last sixty years, there has been a fast and aggressive urbanization process in some important Brazilian cities, which created the phenomenon of "favelização" (proliferation of a kind of slum). This project has particular interest in the called "dissident sexualities" which inhabit the "favelas". In other words, the aim here is to ethnograph the life and existence of individuals who resist all the time to such heteronormative environments, and to observe the negotiations established by them in the social/familiar surroundings, regarding their sexuality. Then is important to question: taking in consideration this scenario and a "favela" in the southern city of São Paulo, to what extent the established heteronormativity and abjection to such bodies/dissident sexualities involve the displacement of those individuals to other locations in the city - central areas or rich neighborhoods - in a search for "being homosexual" or "being transsexual"? And further: which means this displacement in the constitution of their subjectivity in the requirement of their "sexual rights" and sexual desires?

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