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Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)

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LOPES, Moisés. The social construction of whiteness among gay males in Brazil and Argentina. Sex., Salud Soc. (Rio J.) [online]. 2011, n.8, pp.113-130. ISSN 1984-6487.

This article discusses the construction of "whiteness" among gay men who live in stable conjugal relations with other men. This perspective brings elements of an intersectional analysis of gender, ethnicity, nationality, class, social status, age group and generation. It is in those contexts that particular relationships, forms of oppression and privilege, identities, subjects and subjectivities are produced. The findings presented in this article are based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2006 and 2008 with middle class men with a male gender performance, living in a homosexual conjugal situation in Brazil and Argentina.

Keywords : "whiteness"; homosexuality; intersectionality; markers of difference.

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