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Effeminate boys, macho girls

Sérgio Pessoa Ferro

This writing aims to blacken and purple legal thinking, to problematise the approach to human rights from a perspective based on race, gender and sexuality. When the same fundamentalist discourse preaches hatred of dissident sex/gender people and promotes the reduction of the age of criminal responsibility, the political intersection becomes theoretical. Thus, this research studies the agency of the Guardianship Council in cases that deal with the issue of sexual/gender diversity in the city of Juazeiro, located in the São Francisco Valley, in the hinterland of Bahia. The socio-legal history of black, indigenous and mixed-race children and adolescents was marked by disciplinary institutes, hygienist discourses and the military dictatorship's child welfare policy, constituting a device for social control over bodies, especially those of peripheral black youths in the period after the formal abolition of slavery. The question we are asking is: to what extent does the guardianship council regulate the production of gender and sexuality in children and adolescents subject to its full protection?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Our Knowledge Publishing
  • Publish Date: Oct 8th, 2023
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.30in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9786206537120
  • Categories: Civil Law
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