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Developmental psychology and feminisms: the feminist epistemologies in the gender studies at Brazilian journals

Grant number: 17/06531-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Human Development Psychology
Principal Investigator:Leonardo Lemos de Souza
Grantee:Rafaela da Silva Caires
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


The feminisms have generated epistemological and methodological criticisms of modern science that privilege the rationalist, androcentric, and sexist perspective. Because of the change in perspective, promoted by criticism feminist, about the modern science, the psychology has established dialogues with feminisms, which has produced a review of research themes and methods. The objective of this research is to identify, in the Brazilian journals in the area of psychology, the production on gender in the field of Developmental Psychology from 1996 to 2016. We seek the themes, concepts, methods and feminist authors that base the researches that use the gender articulated with the age group. The analyzes sought to establish identifications and dialogues with the formulations about gender in the different feminisms, namely: gender as a marker of differences between the sexes, thus identity; Gender articulated from intersectionalities; and/or gender as an appropriate concept by post-identity theories or queer studies, denying biological determinism and affirming gender is performativity. We will situate the productions in the face of these possibilities of appropriation of the concept of gender and we will draw a map of how Developmental Psychology has appropriated feminist epistemes. (AU)

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