This course examines the development of the theorization of race, racial identity and race relations in contemporary Brazil, and will explore very closely the role of sex, and sexuality in the construction of race relations. We will attend to questions such as: how is desire racialized? How is racial difference produced through sex as a material practice and what is the function of sex in racial self formation? How do we reconcile questions of pleasure and desire and the structures of power and national identity? The approach of the course will be interdisciplinary, drawing upon works from literature, music, film, anthropology and history. Topics will include colonialism and enslavement, abolition, nationalism, social activism, and popular culture. We will also consider how Brazilian social relations differ from or conform to other racialized patterns in other nation-states in the Americas. Particular attention will be placed on the impact of the interrelationship between race, gender, class, and nation on the lives of black Brazilians. Conducted in English.
Skip to content. Reinaldo Ribeiro, Jr. He said when he started out, more than half of his work was commissioned by public schools seeking workshops for students on topics such as STD prevention, anti-homophobia education, and recognizing sexual violence. Bolsonaro supports federal legislation that would limit sex education in classrooms, and since more than eight Brazilian cities have passed similar laws at the local level. Bolsonaro also supports a conservative social movement that instructs parents to lobby local governments and school principals — who have broad autonomy to set sex education curriculums — to cut them back. Meanwhile, the number of new HIV cases each year in 15 to year-old men has increased more than tenfold over the past decade. Studies have shown condom use is decreasing in general among that age group, and among men who have sex with men in particular. Syphilis, too, is skyrocketing, with new yearly cases among all Brazilians more than tripling since Without high-quality, comprehensive sex education, young people model their behavior on stereotypes that can be dangerous, said Pela Vidda volunteer Andrey Batista.
The project, known as Pegacao "Cruising" , is designed to establish personal contact with the male prostitutes. The educators most of whom are openly homosexual, and some of whom are former sex workers, operate out of 4 outposts in the city. In one such outpost, a popular restaurant, the educators wait for male sex workers Miches, as they are called to come and talk. The Miches come from several reasons. Some come to talk about life, other about sexuality, and others want to help in contacting a doctor or a psychologist.
Fusco University of Toronto , and T. Blanchette Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Sex work is a controversial form of income. It is a subject much discussed by experts in feminism, religion, law and politics. And its popular portrayal is often left to people far removed from the realities of sexual commerce. Those who wrongly conflate sex work with human trafficking and exploitation would like to see it abolished. In Brazil, sex work remains politically and socially contentious.