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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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DIAZ CALDERON, Julio César. Because I Remain Silent and I Look at the Sky. Poetry and Narrative as Catalyzers of Aest-ethics for Different Sexual and Gender Political Horizons. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2021, vol.7, e613.  Epub Sep 13, 2021. ISSN 2395-9185.

Creative writing is used in this article to introduce love ethics based on texts with a loving aesthetic. The author presents an aest-ethics as an alternative and as a complement to intersectional and interpretivist theories/narratives developed in international relations and queer studies to analyze sexual and gender politics. In its methodology, this article constructs its (theoretical) analysis in four sections: one narrative including some of the prevailing queer and feminist intersectional debates about politics in Mexico and the United States; two auto-ethnographic aesthetic pieces (one work of prose and one poem) in order to develop the concept of trauma in (the theory of) international politics; an incorporation of love postcards as aesthetic alternatives to trauma; and a reflexive narrative about ethical constructions of political action based on the aesthetic fragments.

Keywords : ethics; aesthetics; international relations; poetry; narrative; feminism.

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