Homofobia e cidade: Um ensaio sobre lâmpadas, segurança e medo.

Translated title of the contribution: Homophobia and City: An Essay About Lamps, Security And Fear

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This paper, an experimental essay, has emerged from two cases of homophobic violence that occurred in November Fourteen, 2010 and gained space in the massive media. The effects of a shot and a blow lamp reverberated in how the people has relationships and walk the cities. Pu-blicized, the homophobia regulates the gender performances of people, empties public spaces, strengthens the functioning of life control systems and builds the city as a fear territory. Policies to fight homophobia produce depoliticization and individualization of social and collective pro-blems. However, the insistence of bodies walking through the city brought fractures in established relationships. Thus allowed experience the power of unexpected encounters, the body and affect as resistance forms, and the daily struggle for the right to exist.
Translated title of the contributionHomophobia and City: An Essay About Lamps, Security And Fear
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)24-38
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Polis e Psique
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2014


  • Homophobia
  • City
  • Homosexuality
  • Fear


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