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Sexualidade-flor et alia e: as novas configurações dos APHRODISIA [“Flower sexuality” et alia e: the new settings of APHRODISIA]

BORTOLOTTI, L. M. R. Sexualidade-flor et alia e: as novas configurações dos APHRODISIA [“Flower sexuality” et alia e: the new settings of APHRODISIA]. 66p. Undergraduate Thesis – Centro Universitário Franciscano. Santa Maria, 2006.

Abstract: This paper aims to demonstrate the construction of knowledge related to feminine sexuality through the analysis of graphic and textual production of women from the region of Santa Maria. For this, we have analyzed the discursive practice about feminine sexuality, its forms of agency and its materiality. We have identified the diverse discourses which compose the knowledge of these women and we have inferred the subjectivity produced from such discourses. As the conceptual reference we have started with the view of Michael Foucault about sexuality, power and discourse, and current authors who work with genre studies, feminist studies and history. In order to accomplish our aim, we have interviewed ten women with different characteristics on age, marital status, occupation, residency, education and level of sexual satisfaction. As a way to apprehend the knowledge about sexuality, which collaborates for the constructions of sexual identity of these women, we have used the technique of Thematic-Drawing-and-Story Procedure, proposed by Walter Trinca (1979). The graphic and discursive production were analyzed according to Foucault’s (1979) theory on discourse analysis. From the productions we have noticed that many discourses cross these women’s discourse: from medicine, pedagogy, religion, family, psychology, feminism and media. The discursive practices evidenced many ways of possible agency, allowing many materials such as direct verbalizations from professionals of many areas, educational folders, books, magazines, newspapers and television mainly as means of mass communication. The resultant subjectivity from such crossing discourse carry the marks of such heterogeneity creating different identity figures, as the “flower sexuality”, “girl-sexuality”, erotic-sexuality, among others. We have called them “polyphonic sexuality”, due to the diversity of voices which compose them and are the historical memory of power and knowledge about Aphrodisia of the classical Greek.

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