Intersectionality as a strategy for analyzing structural violence: trajectories of reparation and silencing of Brazilian and US students based on class, race, gender, and nationality
With James Ferreira Moura, Professor of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities at the University of International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB) and of the Graduate Program in Psychology at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar of the Center 2021-2022.
Violence is a polysemic concept that must be analyzed in a structural and psychosocial way (Dutta, Sonn, & Lykes, 2016). Structural violence is based on ideological processes of justification of violent acts against certain social groups, historically producing inequalities (Martín-Baró, 2017). According to Crenshaw (2002), when including the gender marker, the violence acquires unique and oppressive characteristics. There is a matrix of intertwined domination linked to class, race, gender, and nationality. The Global South, where Brazil is located, is constituted by structural violence in its social formation, based on a more marked presence of colonialism (Santos, 2019). Equally, the intersectional perspective must be present in these analyses, comprising the intersection of the different markers of identity in the production of violence. This presentation will discuss the results of the focus groups conducted with Brazilian and American college students.
RSVP for in person attendance in McElroy 237 with lunch, or to attend on Zoom only, at tinyurl.com/Moura1121
Monday, November 21, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
McElroy Commons, 237
Boston College, 293 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA