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SILVA, Alexsander Lima da  and  OLIVEIRA, Adélia Augusta Souto de. The transgender body in animations and comics: a psychosocial analysis. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1809-8908.

This research is about meanings and senses of transgender body in animations and comics for children and young. Theoretical and methodological assumptions of Social Psychology and Gender Studies are used on it. Performs a qualitative analysis, descriptive and interpretative, on fictional characters Veronica Nasu, Amazon Trio, Sailors Starlights, SheZow, Cookie Princess and Donny Unicorn (Powerpuff Girls). The results show "Veronica and Trio Amazonas" reconfigure their transexualities as access to wickedness; "Sailor Starlights" use the strategy of transgender; "SheZow" becomes heroine in a context of meanings based on masculine and feminine binarisms and "Princess Cookie and Unicorn Donny" present themselves as questioning to the cisnormative patterns of behavior and body image. It is concluded that a plurality of identities, historical and cultural significance allowing different senses to the transexual body.

Keywords : Transgender; Body; Psychosocial analysis; Comics; Animations.

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