Discourses of gender: postcoloniality, decoloniality, “mestizaje”, intersectionality

  1. 11/01/2022
  2. #Seminari / Seminario / Seminar
Monday, January 24th and Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, from 16:30 to 19:30

 
Sala Gabriel Oliver, Edifici Josep Carner
Facultat de Filologia i Comunicació
Universitat de Barcelona
c/ d’Aribau 2, pis -1 – 08007 Barcelona
 
María Teresa Vera-Rojas (Universitat de les Illes Balears) gives the seminar "The discourses of gender: postcoloniality, decoloniality, “mestizaje”, intersectionality", aimed at the entire CRIC community. It is a free activity with limited places (25 places). Pre-registration is required: identitats@ub.edu
Activity held in Spanish.
 
Abstract:
 
Since at least the 1970s, racialized feminists in the North American, Latin American, Caribbean, Indian, and British contexts, among others, have evidenced the tools through which Western epistemology has normalized and regulated intersectional forms of oppression that affect women and racialized groups. From feminist activism and reflection, some thinkers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Patricia Hill Collins, Chandra Tapalde Mohanty, Oieronke Oyewumi, María Lugones, Ochy Curiel, among others, have problematized the invisibility of differences, thus as the naturalization of the dichotomous and hierarchical logics from which modern Eurocentric, racist, capitalist, and colonial thought is sustained. Their approaches and proposals are framed and shape much of the postcolonial and decolonial debates today, whose presence has an increasing resonance in the activism and intellectual production of minority and migrant groups in Spain.
 
These sessions aim to reflect on some of the points that define the searches of Afrofeminist and anti-racist thought and activism, especially from the particularities that distinguish the postcolonial and decolonial feminist positions and discourses that occur in the United States, Latin America, and Spain.