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Afront, do it, move yourself! : an ethnography of black LGBT scene in the City of São Paulo

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Ribeiro, Bruno Nzinga
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Advisor: Isadora Lins França

Since the middle of the decade of 2010, the emergence of a new political and cultural scene through the redefining of aesthetics and styles related to black culture and the mobilization of the body as a fundamental element. Forged within black LGBT parties, these new forms of action significantly affected social movements and other groups of parties and cultural productions in the city of São Paulo, enabling the constitution and the strengthening of certain political subjects and professional artistic and/or activist careers with remarkable visibility on the internet and in the meeting spaces of black LGBT folks. This study seeks to collaborate with comprehension on the relation between aesthetics, body, and activism, claiming the differences that compose the black LGBT scene in the city of São Paulo, and taking as empirical object cultural and political collectives organized and oriented for black LGBT folks, namely: a party called Don’t touch my hair, two groups called Batekoo, Coletivo Amem, as well its relations with the ballroom scene. The base of this research is the ethnographic method, comprehending fieldwork in events, and documental analysis, complemented with informal conversations and semi-structured interviews. The aim is that the research allows us to reflect on the intertwinements of race, gender, age, and sexuality, using as its theoretical standpoint anthropological productions concerned with black socialities and sexualities in the domain of sexual diversity and gender, as well as productions on theories about differences. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/02183-9 - "Affro(nt), do it, move yourself!": aesthetics and activisms of the black LGBT scene in the City of São Paulo
Grantee:Bruno Nzinga Ribeiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master