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Body and soul: representations of sexuality in the spiritism of two paulistas cities

Grant number: 16/16272-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:André Ricardo de Souza
Grantee:Fernando Augusto de Souza Guimarães
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50458-8 - The economic and social welfare work features of Christianity in Brazil and their political derivations, AP.JP


The aim of this research is analyse discourses of sexuality in two levels of kardecist spiritism: the institutional discourse built, mainly at ambit of Spiritist Medical Association of Minas Gerais (AME-MG), and the way by which members of spiritist centers in the paulistas cities of Bauru and São Carlos deal with the question of sexuality. As of the hypothesis whereof mostly of spiritists aren't (at least, not yet) tolerant people of LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders) community, this research have as core the approach of the contrast of tolerant discourse in the institutional level and the limited degree of real acceptation of this sexualities in paulista inboard context. (AU)

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