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The making of oneself in the State: an ethnography on the constitution of LGBT persons as subjects of rights in contemporary Brazil

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Author(s):
Silvia Aguião
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Maria Filomena Gregori; Guita Grin Debert; Júlio Assis Simões; Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima; Sergio Luis Carrara
Advisor: Maria Filomena Gregori
Abstract

This thesis analyses part of the process of constitution of the population currently known as "LGBT" as subjects of rights in contemporary Brazil. Instead of looking at the "State" as a single coherent entity, this investigation tracks the (re)creation processes of state-government morphologies, inquiring into the way certain "rights" embody specific "identities," and vice-versa, as well as into the government administration formats set in motion to manage certain subjects. Two main aspects of this phenomenon are addressed: (i) the dynamics of rights-making for certain subjects; ii) the tactics and strategies of organization and performances in political affairs. The latter involve the reproduction of state politics by social movements; the movements own internal conflicts; and the circulation of the latter into government scenarios. Research procedures included the analysis of documents, and observation at events, following the implementation of policies specifically directed towards the "LGBT population". In sum, the sources for this research project were found at the intersection between the very elements which, in their transit between one field and another, construct the legitimacy of a "LGBT collective" in contemporary Brazil (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/09786-1 - The construction of LGBT as subject of differentiated rights in Brazilian government
Grantee:Silvia Aguião Rodrigues
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate