Latinas en los márgenes : QueerARTivismo y TRANSdisciplinariedad : hacia una politización de la autobiografía visual de mujeres invisibles / Rosita Scerbo.

Scerbo, Rosita [Browse]
  • Berlin : Peter Lang, [2021]
  • ©2021
183 pages : illustrations (some color), 22 cm.


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Autobiographical discourses, as means of expression and vindication of the self, offer female authors/artists the opportunity to define their own identity. The objective of this work is to offer a new approach to the feminine universe of visual self-representation. Self- narration should be at the center of feminist attention, being one of the most effective methods that women can apply to talk about their experiences and conditions. This research attempts to bring together multiethnic voices and promotes an interdisciplinary resource that interests not only literature and culture, but also other fields of the humanities, such as history, sociology, and gender and disability studies. One of the main intentions is to dismantle traditional forms of identity and destroy social borders, adopting difference as a unique component of each individual. Through personal narratives, photographs, films, paintings, murals, and digital productions, these female works examine themes such as homophobia, political identity, native sovereignty, motherhood, lesbian identity, and different minority cultural identities. Some of the selected authors live on the fringes of white supremacy due to belonging to minority ethnic and social groups. Other voices live outside the dominant heteronormative system because they recognize themselves as lesbian or bisexual. Beyond these circumstances, all the authors are discriminated against for being women in a patriarchal context. The different visual stories explore the contrasting nuances of women's racial and/or lesbian identity that are often perceived as outsiders within their own country. All the artists who are the subject of my analysis face different forms of repression and are motivated by a desire for social recognition. These marginalized groups invite readers to develop new forms of cross-cultural dialogues, practices, and alliances / English translation of abstract provided by the author.
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QueerARTivismo y TRANSdisciplinariedad : hacia una politización de la autobiografía visual de mujeres invisibles
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  • 9783631845028
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