Accepted paper:

Trangender people confinement in Brazil

Authors:

Marcio Zamboni (Universidade de São Paulo)

Paper short abstract:

The objective of this work is to analyse the confinement of transgender people in Brazil. The main argument is that this confinement is not restricted to the time that these subjects spend inside prison institutions, but remains in their bodies for a long time.

Paper long abstract:

The objective of this work is to analyse the confinement of transgender people in Brazil. The main argument is that this confinement is not restricted to the time that these subjects spend inside prison institutions, but remains in their bodies for a long time. It remains in various forms of social control and in the passage through other types of institutions - such as shelters and psychiatric wards. Anthropological fieldwork was carried out with transsexual women from the prison system in the province of São Paulo, Brazil.

panel P004
Confinement as a category of practice and a category of analysis [Anthropology of Confinement Network]