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Estudos Feministas

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CECCHETTO, Fátima  and  MONTEIRO, Simone. Discrimination, color and social intervention among youth in the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ, Brazil ): the male perspective.Translated byJeff Hoff. Estud. fem. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

This study analyzes the issues of discrimination and racism among Rio de Janeiro youth, by examining the perceptions, experiences and reactions of the group to situations where they confronted discrimination. The research is part of a broader study about the effects of social interventions in the trajectories of young, lower class  males and females. In-depth interviews were conducted with 42 youths from 18 to 24 years old, some of whom participated in citizenship and professional training programs. The article analyzes the youths’ statements about the circuits, networks and processes that involve discriminatory practices in the city of Rio de Janeiro .  We emphasize the configurations that discrimination and racism take  among young males with experience in social programs and their implication for sociability and access to certain social spaces. The comparison between youths with and without institutional experience provided interesting insights on race, class and gender, thus broadening the understanding of the specificities of racial relations in Brazil.

Keywords : Discrimination; Youth; Social Intervention; Racial Relations; Gender; Masculinity.

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