Discourse and positioning in a dialogue meeting on LGBT violence

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The promotion of dialogue aims at the problematization of discourses and positions that crystallize actions and attitudes that favor violence practices. We aim to understand how different discourses demand for specific positions and vice versa, understanding this articulation from the effects of the dialogue structure proposed by the Public Conversations Project. A group meeting facilitating dialogue on the issue of violence against LGBTs was selected for analysis, considering their wealth in discourses defended and positions assumed. The full transcript of this meeting was analyzed from the contributions of social constructionism, in particular from the theory of positioning. The use of religious discourse, polarization of positioning, the effects of the gray zone questions, the positioning evoked in the sharing of stories, and the implications of context, social strength, conversation arrangements, and pre-group interviews for the assumption of certain positions in the meeting were discussed.




Apóstolo, M. V. do A., Moscheta, M. dos S., & Vilela e Souza, L. (2017). Discourse and positioning in a dialogue meeting on LGBT violence. Psicologia USP, 28(2), 266–275. https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-656420150064

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