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AZAMBUJA, Mariana Porto Ruwer de  and  NOGUEIRA, Conceição. Discourse analysis: research potentialities to gender violence. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.5, pp.1721-1730. ISSN 1678-4561.

In the last few years we see the growing use of the terms "discourse" and "discourses analysis" in academic and research contexts, frequently without a precise definition. This fact opens space for critics and mistakes. The aim of this paper is to show a brief contextualization of discursive studies, as well as tasks/steps to Discourse Analysis process by the Social Construcionism perspective. As examples we used fragments of an interview with a Family Doctor about gender violence. In the results we detach the potential of Discourse Analysis to deconstruct the existing discourses to subsequently (re)construction in the way to a more holistic view about gender violence problem.

Keywords : Discourse analysis; Social construcionism; Gender violence.

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