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A body so gentle as profane: a history of KNOW-POWER about prostitutes in Brazil

Grant number: 14/15714-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal researcher:Vanice Maria Oliveira Sargentini
Grantee:Elizete de Souza Bernardes
Supervisor abroad: Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10), France  
Associated to the scholarship:13/16256-4 - A BODY SO GENTLE AS PROFANE: A LEGAL FILE ABOUT PROSTITUTES IN BRAZIL (1940-2012), BP.DR

Abstract

This project is linked to the PhD project, entitled From such a gentle body as profane: a story of power-knowledge about the prostitutes in Brazil, developed in UFSCAR, under the guidance of Prof.. Vanice Maria Oliveira Sargentini. Entered in the tables of French discourse analysis (DA), the issue of ongoing research is aimed to investigate as historically built the subjectivity of Brazilian women in their relationship with prostitution from the field of legal knowledge as well as tourist advertisements about Brazil. We take as a general objective to understand what are the possible enunciabilidades in each historical temporality on the harlot and her body in engendering the legal knowledge with other discourses that define it and build it. It is then that treadmill binomial body-speech, the stage 12 months abroad, under the supervision of Prof.. Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez the Université de Paris X - Nanterre, France, it is substantial to the development of a piece of research. In their studies, the researcher develops an analysis of the relationship between the person and his body, from two angles: (i) the legal knowledge appropriates other conceptions, sometimes empirical and axiological to produce its validity; (ii) the relationship between person and body, in the legal world, reveal the formation of a public policy. We are interested in this period, the deepening whose second chapter of the thesis will approach the investigation of how the legal monumentalizes on the body from prior conceptions that present themselves in this construction, producing "truth effects" know. Following the archaeological method, we propose us to participate in academic activities, by the researcher, and want to understand how knowledge, especially the humanities allows distinct regimes of visibility on the body, rebelling in the opacity of language. (AU)

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