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Meanings produced by women on gender issues in a university party scene

Grant number: 20/08390-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal Investigator:Carla Guanaes Lorenzi
Grantee:Gabrielli Cerini Ferreira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The construction of gender issues - which designate 'ideal' forms of being a man and a woman - is involved by social, historical, cultural, moral, political and economic aspects. In this way, divergences between men and women are instituted and socially legitimized, placing women in a subordinate position in relation to men. Thus, we understand that universities also reproduce perspectives of power, allowing women to experience situations of sexual harassment, moral and psychological aggression, among others. In this context, this research seeks to contribute to the development of policies at the university level, which help to improve the social condition of women in this institution. The objective of the research is to build meanings with female university students regarding gender issues. From a perspective based on the perspective of the social constructionist movement, ten cisgender women, heterosexual or bisexual, university students, at least 18 years old, with no maximum age limit, will be invited to participate in the study. The students may be from public or private universities, without a course specification. The interviews used will be of the semi-structured type, with a scene from a university party prepared by the researcher, and some guiding questions. Data analysis will take place through recording and subsequent full transcription of the interviews. Therefore, the production of meanings will be based on a careful reading of the transcribed material; construction of themes linked to the research objectives; and, finally, we will seek to give visibility to the different discourses and understandings about what may or may not be a situation of violence against women for each interviewee.

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