Para uma crítica pós-colonial/descolonial das relações sociais em contexto académico: vozes de estudantes brasileiras

44 | 2021

Rovênia Amorim Borges*, Almerindo Janela Afonso**

* Universidade do Minho (UM), Braga, Portugal
** Universidade do Minho (UM), Braga, Portugal

Towards a Postcolonial/Decolonial Critique of Social Relations in Academic Context: Voices of Brazilian female students

Experiences in internationalization and student mobility have been increasing, albeit in a very asymmetric way between countries. Portugal has welcomed students from different geographical origins, with the presence of Brazilians in higher education being particularly expressive. In regard to female students, this study reveals that social and academic relationships are not permeated only by gender stereotypes. In a broader and deeper critical analysis, postcolonial/decolonial theoretical concepts (such as coloniality of power) and intersectional methodology allow us to perceive subalternity conditions in the complex interaction of ethnic-racial, gender and national identities.


student mobility, Brazil-Portugal, coloniality of power, intersectionality

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