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Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance

Andrea J. Pitts, Mariana Ortega, and José Medina


This volume stages an intergenerational dialogue among a number of prominent scholars to introduce and deepen engagement with Latinx and Latin American feminist philosophy. The collection includes a series of essays analyzing decolonial approaches within Latinx and Latin American feminist philosophy, including studies of the functions of gender within feminist theory, everyday modes of resistance, and methodological questions regarding the scope and breadth of decolonization as a critical praxis. Additionally, the authors include examine theoretical contributions to feminist discussions of sel ... More

Keywords: decolonial feminism, Latinidad, Gloria Anzaldúa, Latin American feminism, embodiment, Afro-Latinidad, women-of-color feminism

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190062965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190062965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea J. Pitts, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Mariana Ortega, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University

José Medina, editor
Walter Dill Scott Professor, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University

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Andrea J. Pitts and José Medina

Section I Decolonial Movidas: Gender, Community, and Liberation

Section II Making Feminist Selves: Self-Authority, Affect, and Narrativity

Chapter 6 Philosophical Feminism in Latin America

Francesca Gargallo Translated by Erika Grimm and Kevin Cedeño-Pacheco

Section III Knowing Otherwise: Language, Translation, and Alternative Consciousness

Section IV Aesthetic Longings: Latina Styles, Bodily Vulnerability, and Queer Desires

Chapter 14 Stylized Resistance

Stephanie Rivera Berruz

Chapter 16 Cámara Queer

Mariana Ortega

Chapter 17 Vulnerable Bodies

Julie Avril Minich

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