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Governmentalities and hierarchical purification of human rights in Brazil: Public education and the LGBT+ population

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https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.6119

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education, gender ideology, public policies, sexual and gender diversity

Abstract

The present article aims to analyze the relations among government, education, and public policy regarding gender and sexual diversity in the context of the last two decades in Brazil. Therefore, we propose a division in three logics that define articulated forms of heterogeneous political actors in the redefinition of educational policies for sexual and gender diversity. Considering these three logics, we analyze state actions in the educational field targeted at the LGBT+ population in three different modes of governance: adherence with low institutionality; the repulse sustained by the emergence of anti-gender offensives and, finally, the assimilation and co-optation of diversity within the Federal Executive branch. These forms of governability allow us to analyze recent events according to their historicity, pointing out not only the ruptures but also the continuities in governmental management. Thus, we argue that the context of low institutionalization of policies in the former logic, coupled with the emergency of the anti-gender crusades and their legitimation through the operationalization within the state contributed to the present scenario of resignification of human rights and institutional legitimation of heterosexuality and cisgenerity as mandatory and naturalizing norms.

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Marco Aurelio Maximo Prado, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Doutor em Psicologia Social, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Professor e Pesquisador da Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Departamento de Psicologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) e coordenador do Núcleo de Direitos Humanos e Cidadania LGBT+ da UFMG. Pós-doutorado na University of Massachusetts/Fundação Fulbright, Estados Unidos da América. Bolsista Pesquisador do Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). Tópicos de pesquisa: gênero e sexualidade; políticas de gênero no contemporâneo, democracia e diversidade de gênero e sexualidade, política e movimentos sociais LGBT+.

João Gabriel Maracci, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Mestre em Psicologia Social e Institucional pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Doutorando em Psicologia (ênfase: Psicologia Social) pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Tópicos de pesquisa: gênero; sexualidade; ofensivas antigênero; Psicologia Política.

Igor Ramon Lopes Monteiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Graduação em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal de Minas GERAIS (UFMG). Mestrado em Psicologia (UFMG). Doutor em Psicologia (UFMG). Tópicos de pesquisa: gênero; sexualidade; política, democracia e direitos humanos.

Published

2021-11-01

How to Cite

Marco Aurelio Maximo Prado, João Gabriel Maracci, & Igor Ramon Lopes Monteiro. (2021). Governmentalities and hierarchical purification of human rights in Brazil: Public education and the LGBT+ population. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29, 148. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.6119

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Educational Inclusion of LGBT+ Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean