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Black consciousness: formation and circulation of a discursive formula

Grant number: 14/00092-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 03, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Sirio Possenti
Grantee:Helio de Oliveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/19670-1 - Between intellectual discourse and journalistic discourse: the constitution of the formula "black consciousness", BE.EP.DR


This research intends to analyze the occurrences of the syntagma "black consciousness" and its variants - paraphrases, reformulations - in Brazilian contemporary discursive universe. To do so, it's based on French Discourse Analysis, particularly on the notion of discursive formula proposed by Krieg-Planque (2003, 2010). The corpus, organized from the circulation of the mentioned syntagma, consists of texts from different genres: scientific articles, print media, online and broadcast media, as well as official documents such as laws and statutes. The main goal is to analyze how "black consciousness" can become a "special place to understand how the various social actors organize, through the discourses, relations of power and opinion" (KRIEG PLANQUE, 2010 p. 09). By the occurrences of the syntagma, it is discussed some issues such as poverty, violence against minorities, university quotas, stereotyping etc., and also a controversy takes place: are the Brazilians the most racist people in the world or just the opposite of it? The research is justified by the lack of linguistic and discursive studies about the racism in Latin America, as pointed out by Van Dijke (2008). The author emphasizes the need for studies that are not focused on ethnic or folk properties of indigenous and black groups, but studies that take the daily racist practices of dominant groups, considering the discourse relevance in the reproduction of these practices. (AU)

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OLIVEIRA, Helio de. The racism we (do not) see: the formula Black Consciousness and the atopy of the racist brazilian discourse. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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