Portraits of women: social constructions and visual representations of the feminine

“Cultural norms vary a lot, of course, from one society to another, within the same society, in different historical contexts and between different groups in the same society. If gender is culturally based, what it means to be a woman or a man varies from There are numerous anthropological reflections and studies to prove it, namely that of Héritier (1996). The diversity of customs and practices linked to each gender is revealing, however, the preponderance of the superiority of the masculine and , according to the author, even in matriarchal societies, which she considers to be nothing more than a myth”.

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Silvana Mota-Ribeiro | Orientadora: Carolina Leite