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BARD WIGDOR, Gabriela  and  ARTAZO, Gabriela. Latin American feminist thought: Reflections on the coloniality of knowledge/power and sexuality. Cultura representaciones soc [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.22, pp.193-219. ISSN 2007-8110.

In order to identify and reconstruct a vision of their own world, Latin American feminist movements had to assume a genealogy produced by coloniality and then fight against it. The resistance to indigenous genocide and slavery, to sexual violence of colonization, to the denial of their own culture; as well as the disdain towards their knowledge and capabilities and the compulsive miscegenation were lines of discussion and organization. In addition, Latin American feminism must recognize its subaltern position in relation to European and North American feminisms, but also within Latin American thought itself, which has systematically ignored and made imperceptible the feminist epistemologies and their contributions to critical theory. The aim of this study is to contribute to the reconstruction of the axis that have been central to feminism in the region, as well as to the development of theoretical tools devoted to the understanding of processes such subordination of women and non-dominant gender expressions on a geopolitical, economic, social and gender level, which transcend the dominant Eurocentric narrative. Due to the dilemma that we face as Latin Americans, being part of the recovery and the development of Latin-American decolonial feminist theories that study the region, becomes an urgent political and scientific task.

Keywords : Latin American feminisms; Coloniality of power; Sexuality; race and class.

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