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The female locus in Brazil from the analysis of constitutions: limits, advances and setbacks


KeywordsTriple Keywords
Associations, institutions, etc.--Constitutions
Social progress
Legislative acts
Acts, Legislative
Legislative enactments
Laws (Statutes)
Enactments, Legislative
Subject (Philosophy)
Grammar, Comparative and general--Context
Context (Linguistics)
Situation (Linguistics)


This work addresses female status in Brazilian constitutions. The aim is to understand how women are placed on the national scene throughout the country’s history by analysing the constitutions of 1824, 1891, 1934, 1967, 1969 and 1988, as well as progress, permanence and backsliding to date. Understanding this legal institution that regulates the lives of individuals, establishing rights and duties, reflecting customs and conduct, will lead us to understand how women have been viewed, expressed, regulated by society through law and social relations. To this end, the methodological process is based on qualitative research based on bibliographic references on the subject. With this analysis, we understand the relationship between social and constitutional law, such as the “role of women” has historically been built, institutionally and culturally legitimised according to historical periods, the political, economic and how this has influenced the position of women in Brazilian society in the current way, analysing advances, limits and setbacks by means of examples such as feminicide and feminicide. In this way, we can question the meaning of the law, the institutions and the dominant order, including its structure and the locus of women in this context.

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