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From the city to the body: ways of transfemininity

Grant number: 19/20275-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 03, 2020
Effective date (End): March 19, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:Silvana de Souza Nascimento
Grantee:Silvana de Souza Nascimento
Host: Virginia Fons Renaudon
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain  

Abstract

This research project aims to understand how relationships between body and city are established through transfeminine experiences, which are woven through the circulation between different landscapes and cities of different scales, at national and transnational levels. Through the dialogue between urban studies, anthropology of the body and transgender studies, we seek to analyze how body itineraries are elaborated in their relation with urban spaces, which do not settle in a single locality but spread out. The proposal is to understand, through ethnographic theories, how relationships are established between urbanity and embodiment through transfemininity.

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