For more than two centuries, feminist thinking and theory have been shedding light on the forms and mechanisms that inequalities in gender relations take and the consequences they have on the living conditions of women and LGBTIQ people. In accordance with this vast intellectual and academic production, the struggles and demands of the Feminist Movement contribute to sensitize and make visible the synergy of multiple vulnerabilities that these collectives face; to unveil the power relations that permeate the private space and the intimate life of each person in their daily lives; to place on the public agenda the demand for postponed or violated rights; to elaborate and organize concrete political tactics with a view to transforming reality.
In particular, the theoretical-political debate on identities acquires special relevance from the emancipatory claim processes of the gay and lesbian movements since the 1970s in the United States. Some years later, and under the influence of queer thought, the universal, essentialist and binary identity categories are questioned and "overflowed" by new identifications and identity experiences, thus problematizing the correlation between sex, gender, body and erotic-affective desire (Butler, 1990) proper to the heteronormative paradigm. Within this framework, the transvestite and trans community questions the hegemonic classifications of masculine and feminine, giving rise to new forms of subjectivation and sex-gender positioning which, in turn, when intersecting with other variables, force us to attend to the complex intersections that constitute processes of social (dis)hierarchization.
With the aim of fostering dialogues and debates between the productions in Europe and the United States and the appropriations and productions from Latin America, this platform for dialogue gathers the contributions of the intersectional perspective, cuir thinking, the imprint of Afro feminism and feminisms of color, the approaches of eco feminism, ethnofeminism and the decolonial gaze as they contribute regional narratives that reconfigure and reinvent Latin American sex-gender identities in pursuit of emancipation at different levels and spheres of social life.
The platform will be held at the “Regional Center Southern Cone and Brazil – CALAS” located at the National University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, Miguelete campus. Participation is free of charge.
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