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SANTANA, José Ricardo de Souza  and  BELMINO, Marcus Cezar de Borba. Identidades de gênero na perspectiva da teoria do self: uma leitura gestáltica acerca da sexualidade na contemporaneidadeGender identity in the perspective of the theory of the self: a Gestalt reading about sexuality in the contemporary world. IGT rede [online]. 2017, vol.14, n.27, pp. 136-162. ISSN 1807-2526.

This article has the intention to present a discussion of the concept of gender identity from a gestalt reading focused on self theory developed by Perls, Hefferline and Goodman (1951) in the book Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and grouth in the Human Personality. Think a thematic as sexuality, specifically on gender identity is both a political and theoretical response to certain specific situations that are historical and culturally imposed. Sexuality is not determined by biological sex or comes down only to this binary socially imposed as normative. In turn this extends to expressions of gender, sexual orientation and gender identities. The latter is the subject of this study. Discrimination, prejudice, gratuitous violence and the imposition of regulatory standards on sexuality, affects people who have gender identities that do not boil down to male or female roles. In society institutions derive them a place of citizenship and impose totalitarian discourse of repression and abjection. Queer is considered what is strange, deviant, a term used in studies on sexuality. In this sense seeking some queer theorists we constitute the notion of the formation of personality function, articulating phenomenological style that gives the Self theory an ethical reading host the diversity of experiences. We will discuss the experience of Goodman conceptual notions about being queer in a possible theoretical construction of a gender policy. In light of the theory of self describes the experience of ethical, political and anthropological suffering forward to the emergence of vulnerabilities self functions in the field experiences of gender identities, thinking of anarchic ethics inherent in gestalt therapy as possible interventions as form of theoretical and practical level of provocation on host and promote deviations with respect to the suffering experienced by LGBTQI community.

Keywords : Gender Identities; Gestalt Therapy; Self Theory; Goodman; Queer.

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