Nas redes dos alternativos – mercado, sexualidade e produção de diferenças na cidade de Goiânia

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This Master’s dissertation is an ethnographic study about two alternative nightclubs at Setor Sul, in the city of Goiania, Goiás. These are places that host alternative people (emic category), ie, subjects that are not suffice in unbending definitions as to the identity and sexuality. At such leisure environments, there is greater sexual fluidity, covering subjects from heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual, to those who don’t define their sexuality and selfdeclare as “unlabeled”. Thus, the understanding of the category alternative is also expanded to the places, since they are not part of the hegemonic circuit of night leisure. Moreover, these places are not identified as "GLS" (gays, lesbians and friendly) although they are not strictly heterosexual too. Such establishments admit 18-to-30-year-old people – with some incidence of older people – irrespective of sex and who also enjoy alternative music, which lines off the "underground scene" as to be outside of the mainstream musical axis. Therefore, this youth sociability aims to build his own style in order to escape of the fashion industry impositions and sexual identity labels. This attitude is consistent with the current dynamism of sexual and gender social movements that question the dichotomies, dualities and binarisms, as well as the naturalization of compulsory heterosexuality. Thus, the networks of alternative subjects show that there are no true or false acts of gender, bringing to question whether heterosexuality is a regulatory fiction.



NEIVA, Giórgia de Aquino. Nas redes dos alternativos – mercado, sexualidade e produção de diferenças na cidade de Goiânia. 2014. 129 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Antropologia Social) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2014.