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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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GARCIA LEON, David Leonardo  and  GARCIA LEON, Javier Enrique. Queer Linguistics in Dialogue with Critical Disability Studies in Latin America. A Case Study of the Colombian Press. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2021, vol.7, e560.  Epub Sep 13, 2021. ISSN 2395-9185.

This article presents the main principles of queer linguistics (QL) and examines their potential in the study of how the Latin American Spanish-language media industry portrays sexual and gender minorities. In particular, the authors explore these potentialities by making a connection between QL and critical disability studies, presenting a case study of the Colombian media’s representation of a disabled transgender woman. The analysis shows that the media individualizes trans-disabled experiences and hides the causes and agents that undermine, discriminate, and jeopardize these subjectivities. Therefore, this QL-based intersectional, critical and de-colonial approach contributes to research into the discursive construction of cisheteronormativity and its intersectionalities, especially those connected to corporality and disability.

Keywords : transgender; disability; Colombian media; queer linguistics; multimodal discourse.

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