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Symbolic violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community operates in a normalized way and enhances relationships of inequality in diverse social spaces. The objective of this study is to explore forms of symbolic violence against LGBT people committed through the discourse of students and teachers in the context of Mexican universities.

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A qualitative methodology was adopted involving the use of the discussion group technique. Subsequently, discourse analysis was conducted drawing on psychosocial thinking. The results reveal two discursive strategies that contribute to the reproduction of forms of discrimination and violence against LGBT people: Finally, we highlight the importance of understanding informal and everyday discursive practices to better address this problem in educational institutions.

Violence and discrimination against the LGBT community is one of the main challenges facing contemporary democracies Logie, ; Weeks, However, certain other aspects deserve greater attention in so much as they are central to understanding and eradicating this problem, one of which is symbolic violence Bourdieu, This form of violence is of particular interest in so far as does not entail a clear manifestation of harm or threat to a particular subject, but rather a complex symbolic and cultural order of domination that sustains and reproduces other more direct forms of violence.

Furthermore, given its invisible nature, symbolic violence tends to receive less attention than other types of violence, both in terms of research and interventions designed to prevent violence Pedersen, ; Samuel, Although subtle and inconspicuous, symbolic violence shapes social relations and reproduces behavioral dispositions and forms of social representation. It is equally important to study the processes underlying violence and discrimination against LGBT people in educational settings, particularly higher education.

Moreover, Bourdieu and Passeron argue that this space acts as an apparatus that reproduces the dominant symbolic order of the society to which it belongs. On the other hand, while educational institutions play a key role in reproducing the dominant culture, they are also particularly well placed to develop critical reflexivity and promote the transformation Gordo de molina homosexual discrimination cultural practices. However, the main focus of attention has been violence committed by Gordo de molina homosexual discrimination against women and violence against the LGBT community and symbolic violence as a mechanism of domination embedded in the social order remain neglected.

Here language is understood not only as a means of communication between speakers and listeners, but also, and above all, as a set of practices that structure and organize social life. This approach therefore allows one to question what Bourdieu calls doxaa deep-founded set of Gordo de molina homosexual discrimination, knowledge and beliefs that are considered by the status quo as inherently true and necessary for social functioning; so much so that they generate a submissive and habitual acceptance, even when this involves the maintenance of objective relations of domination.

Thus, the discursive practices of students and professors as the main actors in these spaces are central to understanding these forms of power and domination. Studies addressing LGBT issues are rare and university regulations applying to the recognition and protection of the rights of LGBT people are incipient and lack specificness. In light of the above, this Gordo de molina homosexual discrimination study explores forms of symbolic violence against LGBT people committed through the discourse of students and professors in university settings, focusing on a university in Mexico.

This study was conducted in a public university in Mexico with approximately The study sample was generated using purposive sampling methods, whereby participants are selected because they occupy a defined position in a structure or social order and so have a distinct perspective to offer in relation to the study objective.

Homogeneity of group composition facilitates symmetrical relationships between participants and thus effective conversation and freedom of expression.

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