Trajectories of Desire: Notes about the Homossexual Aging in Digital Media in Brazil

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 15:00
Location: Hörsaal I (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
João FERREIRA DA SILVA, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Keika INOUYE, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Fabiana de Souza ORLANDI, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Sofia Cristina PAVARINI, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
The search for partners to homoerotic relations and the “desire” gained new aspects with the advent of digital media, in particular by the expansion of the commercial Internet in 1997 in Brazil. This context of creating flirting networks/love/sex more fluid, dynamic and mobile is socially produced and cleaved by social indicators such as income and education, for instance. This research analyzes through multimethod what are the divisions that affect the search for romantic/sexual partners in a group of 119 individuals (45 and over) from around Brazil, seeking or interested in homoerotic relationships and that use the rooms’ portal chat Universe Online® (UOL). Anyway, discuss how the internet is marked by generational and historical differences that permeate education, income, power consumption and provenance.