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Technology and gender in immigration process to Canada

Grant number: 16/03629-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Pedro Peixoto Ferreira
Grantee:Rodrigo Fessel Sega
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/04850-1 - Observatory of migrations in São Paulo: internal and international migrations in contemporary State of São Paulo, AP.TEM


This project aims to investigate the use of blogs by Brazilian men and women who have migrated or are tempted to migrate to Canada through the government program of labor attraction, especially the Federal Skilled Worker Program. This migration is highlighted in the scenario of contemporary international displacements due to its specificity to articulate the intensive use of blogs intersected to a rigid construction of femininity and masculinity during the change process. The central question is how, through blogs, production and reorganization of the gender differences are interpreted and practiced by these individuals and what are their effects on consolidation of Brazilian migrating flow to Canada. The hypothesis is that the relationship between the technologies of blogs and gender notions evoked by these subjects potentiate and naturalize one singularized migrant experience, gestating, governing and regulating this migratory flow. The methodology will be multisited ethnography in Brazil, Canada and the blogs, semi-structured interviews and the analysis of official documents required to migrate.