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Fazendo Género na Escola: uma Análise Performativa da Negociação do Género entre Jovens (Doing Gender in School: a Performative Analysis of the Negotiation of Gender among Young People)

Pereira, MDM (2009) Fazendo Género na Escola: uma Análise Performativa da Negociação do Género entre Jovens (Doing Gender in School: a Performative Analysis of the Negotiation of Gender among Young People). ex aequo – Portuguese Journal of Women’s Studies (20). 113 - 127 . ISSN 0874-5560

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Abstract

In Portugal, we have not yet seen widespread theoretical and empirical examination of gender from a performative perspective, interrogating the ways in which gendered differences, similarities and inequalities are produced and negotiated on an ongoing, daily basis in a range of contexts of interaction. With this article, I aim to contribute to the development of such research through a discussion of an ethnography carried out with young people in a school in Lisbon. Drawing on two case-studies (management of access to playground space and the role of heteronormativity and homophobia in the regulation of masculinities), I argue that a performative approach is a useful and pertinent tool for analysis of gender issues and for critical examination of the analytical models most often used to study gender in current mainstream Portuguese sociological research.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (Leeds) > School of Sociology and Social Policy (Leeds) > Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 10:08
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:35
Status: Published
Publisher: Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43439

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