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Author: Kety Carly de March

Title: Corpos subjugados

Subtitle: Estupro como problemática histórica

Translation: Subjugated Bodies: Rape as a Historical Problem

Journal: Oficina do Historiador

Volume: 10

Issue: 1

Year: January-June 2017 (Received: March 1, 2017, Accepted: June 3, 2017)

Pages: 97-116

eISSN: 2178-3748 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: Portuguese

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: Brazilian History


Link: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Free Access)


Abstract: »Rape for a long time was considered to be the act of a few degenerate sexual maniacs. But by the middle of the twentieth century, understanding about this crime was being modified, leaving the social edge of everyday experience to be understood as a relationship of strength and power of men over women. Relation is socially legitimized as an integral part of the formation of masculine subjectivities. We objected, from the analysis of criminal rape cases instituted in the district of Curitiba, State of Paraná, throughout the 1950s, to analyze the discourses produced on sexual violence and its relation to the patterns of masculinity and femininity in that historical context. We aim to problematize the construction of the masculinities of men that were on the threshold between the need for demonstration of virility and domination, represented in the sexual possession of the female body, and the abnormality of sexual violence. How did these men dialogue with the hegemonic masculinity of this specific context? How did they play discursively to produce a zone of shadow that would allow them not to be judged abnormal by their equals? In this context in which women were increasingly involved with the public world, rape rather than forced sexual intercourse had begun to function as a device for modeling sexual and social behaviors that operated in the construction of fear of presence in spaces of Vulnerability of women.« (Source: Oficina do Historiador)


  Resumo (p. 97)
  Abstract (p. 97)
  Sexualidade x estupro: sexo, poder e dominação (p. 98)
  Desnudando a sombra: violência sexual e masculinidades (p. 105)
  Considerações finais (p. 112)
  Referências bibliográficas (p. 115)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of Brazil / Second Brazilian Republic