Pleasure and Danger: Situating Debates and Linkages Between Gender and Sexuality* * Both the organization of this debate and the research which produced the data quoted throughout this article were supported by the CNPq at different moments. The “Gender and sexuality in Brazilian research and scientific production: intersections, connections and conventions” project, Process #402556/2010-0, had support from CNPq and was folded into the “Studies regarding gender and sexuality in Brazil: processes of change and (co)production of knowledge” project, Process #309474/2014-0, which is still ongoing, also funded by CNPq. I would like to thank the researchers and professors who contributed to this research by granting interviews. I would also like to thank the researchers and scholarship students who worked on the project: Caroline Gorski Araujo, Marcelo Perilo, Marcelo Daniliauskas, Ana Cláudia Pilon, Ana Paula Araujo, Sarah Rossetti Machado and Rubens Mascarenhas Neto. I am grateful for the dialogues and exchanges that I have had with my colleagues, Sérgio Carrara, Júlio Simões and Maria Filomena Gregori during the preparation for the debate and the publication of this article, and to Isadora Lins França, Iara Beleli and Carolina Branco de Castro Ferreira, who read and commented on earlier versions of this text.

Regina Facchini About the author


The present article contextualizes and presents some reflections submitted to “Pleasure and Danger: 30 Years of Debate”, a round table organized during the “Rethinking Gender and Feminisms” International Seminar, which took place in September 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nucleus for Gender Studies Pagu at Unicamp. It attempts to describe, in broad sweeps, the main lines of gender and sexuality studies in Brazil, focusing on how links between gender and sexuality intertwine in socio-anthropological research, indicating specific traits that characterize the studies carried out by the Nucleus along these lines and, finally, connecting these to reflections made by other authors invited for the event. This contextualization is undertaken through research into the recent development of the field of studies on women, sexuality, gender and/or feminisms in Brazil. It draws its quantitative data from a survey about research groups in the country, situated according to their bibliographic production and interviews with professors and researchers from different generations who have played significant roles in the construction and development of this field of studies.

Gender; Sexuality; Intersectionalities; Scientific Production - Brazil

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