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|Title:||Desire, hierarchy, and agency: youth, homosexuality, and difference markers in São Paulo|
|Author:||Franca, I. L.|
Simoes, J. A.
Passador, L. H
|Abstract:||In this article, we present the results of ethnographic research undertaken in areas with concentrated recreational venues frequented by diverse youth groups in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. This material is part of the larger "Relationships between race, gender and sexuality in different national and local contexts" research initiative. Here, we focus upon data collected through ethnographic observation and interviews conducted in various locales where young men meet to engage in homoerotic sociability, demonstrating different degrees of conviviality among groups of different socioeconomic profiles and distinct esthetic preferences, consumer habits, and body types. We explore the production of styles and body presentations that link markers of color/race, gender, and sexuality, as well as the relationships that these maintain with opening or restricting possibilities for the establishment of erotic and affective partnerships involving these boys|
|Appears in Collections:||PAGU - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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