Some feminist contributions to community social psychology

Athenea Digital. 2014;14(1):221-236 DOI 10.5565/rev/athenead/v14n1.1089


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Journal Title: Athenea Digital

ISSN: 2014-4539 (Print); 1578-8946 (Online)

Publisher: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Society/Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

LCC Subject Category: General Works: History of scholarship and learning. The humanities | Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, English

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Claudia Mayorga (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brasil)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 30 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article analyzes the contributions of feminist debate about intersectionality of social categories for Community Social Psychology in Brazil. This was set up as dedicated to theoretical analyze the social inequalities that characterize contemporary societies and propose methodological processes of intervention for questioning and processing of these realities. We discuss how the emergence of new actors and demands on public space, as distinct from the 60/70, is required to understand the oppression from various power systems such as gender, race and sexuality. We conclude that intersectional analysis should consider different levels of relationships between categories, the history of the same differential and common aspects of different systems of power as naturalization of inequality, the relationship between public and private relationship between equality and difference. Analyses based on intersectionality can contribute to processes of social intervention that considers the complexity of contemporary societies.