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LBGT political disputes: an ethnography on the relations of LGBT movement, political parties and the urban space

Grant number: 14/03706-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:Regina Facchini
Grantee:Vinícius Pedro Correia Zanoli
Supervisor abroad: Rafael de la Dehesa
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: City University of New York, New York (CUNY), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:12/23435-0 - Borders of politics: relationships and disputes in field of the LGBT movement in Campinas (1995-2013), BP.MS

Abstract

This project is a development of my Master's research project, titled (in English): "Political processes, symbolic struggles and the production of borders and places: an ethnography of the LGBT movement in Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil)", under the supervision of Professor Regina Facchini. The empirical objects are: the LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) movement of Campinas, its relations with other social actors and the policies around homosexualities in the city. Its overall objective is to contribute to the understanding of social movements in Brazil by analyzing the LGBT movement of Campinas. In this research, ethnography is used as main methodological path for data production. Ethnography is complemented here by interviews and document analysis. For the internship research project the central methodology is review of literature, which is crucial to understand the data produced in fieldwork. The review of literature will be centered on two important questions that emerged during fieldwork: the importance and the role political parties play in the political processes studied and the relations of LGBT movement and urban space in Campinas. (AU)

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