Concentration Area: Diversity and Inclusion
- the development of research in the concentration area of Diversity and Inclusion, from the fields of research in Languages and Technologies, Social Inclusion and Public Policies, Health and Social inclusion;
- the critical analysis, proposal and evaluation of programs related to the diversity and social inclusion/exclusion themes;
- the recognition of the complexity that involves diversity and the exclusion/inclusion processes to the proposition of projects and interdisciplinary actions, in order to meet demands related to these topics;
- the critical reading of public policies related to diversity and social inclusion and qualified training for the construction of articulation networks among the university, social movements and public authorities, in order to contribute to the formulation of public policies in this field;
- to deepen research about social practices, through dialogue between language and technologies and their relationship with adversity and the exclusion/inclusion processes in contemporary society;
- the reflection and elaboration of projects and actions on the diversity and inclusion themes capable of articulating the activities of teaching, research and extension;
- the ability to analyze and criticize social, historic, cultural and technological context from a pluralistic and articulated angle with the various fields of knowledge;
- development of advanced research in Diversity and Inclusion, as well as teaching activities that result, in scientific knowledge, an articulated view of these themes.
Fields of Research
Languages and Technologies
This field investigates, specially, language and its technologies considering the cultural diversity of contemporary society. It also studies how the processes of exclusion / inclusion that are expressed in social interactions and in the relations between production, distribution and consumption of cultural products are manifested in that society. This field thus contemplates the social practices that permeate the daily life and the cultural expressions, perceived and interpreted, simultaneously, as means of conception of the real and its representation. Therefore, it is within the scope of languages and their technologies that cultural diversity and its forms of exclusion and inclusion are approached, starting at the following themes: social memory and identities, representations and daily life, communication and mediated social practices, verbal and audiovisual narratives, technologies in education, creative economy.
Social Inclusion and Public Policies
The purpose of this field is to investigate the processes of social inclusion resulting from affirmative actions, proposed by public policies, demanded and/or executed by governmental institutions, nongovernmental organizations and social movements. It studies social practices as spaces of exclusion / inclusion, such as those mediated by education, work and development policies, investigating the formulation, management and evaluation of projects and social inclusion policies. Diversity and its impacts on exclusion/inclusion processes include, among others, the study of the following themes: social practices aimed at citizenship; Institutional performance and public policies; social movements; relationship between work and education.
Health and Social Inclusion
This field investigates diversity from its relationship with social space, corporeity and quality of life, considering the ways in which human dimensions, environmental factors, social and technological contexts are articulated in social exclusion / inclusion processes. It develops studies on the manifestations of diversity referring to the body inserted in a sociocultural context. It analyzes the implications of human movement and development relating them to education for health and individual and social behavior. It studies in different groups and contexts the impact of socio-economic and cultural development, technology and the environment on intersubjective relations and the impact on the health of individuals.