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Homosexuality and biomarkers of aging in the production of gerontological knowledge by American, British, and Brazilian authors

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Author(s):
Ferreira, Joao Paulo [1, 2] ; Miskolci, Richard [3]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Sociol, Rod Washington Luis Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 36, n. 3 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

This study reviewed articles originated in Brazil, in the United Kingdom, and in the United States from 1970 to September 2018 in the Web of Science database. Text mining techniques were used, and a predominantly qualitative analysis was performed, including correspondence analysis and sentiment analysis using the R Software (version 3.5.0) tools. Results show a repathologization of homosexuality in the gerontological knowledge production. This includes studies performed in 51 areas of knowledge in the three countries. That was followed by the depsychiatrization of homosexuality during the peak of deaths caused by AIDS, and its consequent recognition as an epidemiological threat. The article concludes reviewing the collected biomarkers, such as ``sexual{''}, ``risk{''}, ``MSM{''}, and ``HIV/AIDS{''}, which prove the progressive impact of sexual panic in gerontology studies and also associates AIDS with masculine homosexuality. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/23665-9 - Representations of homosexual aging in the Gerontology production: a comparative study between Brazil, United States and England
Grantee:João Paulo Ferreira da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/10677-4 - (Bio)markers of ageing in gerontology knowledge: between the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the (re)pathologisation of homosexuality
Grantee:João Paulo Ferreira da Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate