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Rethinking Gender from the south

Troncoso, Lelya LU (2010) SIMT12 20101
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
This thesis is a theoretical exploration of “southern theorists”, with special focus
on their contribution to re-thinking, challenging and expanding western
conceptualizations of gender. The aim is to identify scholarship that promotes
decolonizing and liberatory ways of constructing gender. Hegemonic knowledge
production in social sciences and gender theorizations will be criticised with a special
focus on Eurocentric knowledge and its consequences. The south as a location from
where to think will not be reduced to concrete geographical locations, but will refer to
epistemological locations as well. The focus will be on authors and historical analyses
from Latin America and particularly Chile.
Postcolonial understandings of... (More)
This thesis is a theoretical exploration of “southern theorists”, with special focus
on their contribution to re-thinking, challenging and expanding western
conceptualizations of gender. The aim is to identify scholarship that promotes
decolonizing and liberatory ways of constructing gender. Hegemonic knowledge
production in social sciences and gender theorizations will be criticised with a special
focus on Eurocentric knowledge and its consequences. The south as a location from
where to think will not be reduced to concrete geographical locations, but will refer to
epistemological locations as well. The focus will be on authors and historical analyses
from Latin America and particularly Chile.
Postcolonial understandings of gender constitutions developed by Latin
American scholars will be of special interest. It will be argued that gender constitutions
need to be theorized from anti-capitalist and anti-racist perspectives in order to serve
liberatory and decolonizing purposes. (Less)
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author
Troncoso, Lelya LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT12 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Gender, coloniality, coloniality of power, Latin America, Chile, intersectionality, capitalism.
language
English
id
1612969
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:46:55
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2010-06-29 13:46:55
@misc{1612969,
  abstract     = {This thesis is a theoretical exploration of “southern theorists”, with special focus
on their contribution to re-thinking, challenging and expanding western
conceptualizations of gender. The aim is to identify scholarship that promotes
decolonizing and liberatory ways of constructing gender. Hegemonic knowledge
production in social sciences and gender theorizations will be criticised with a special
focus on Eurocentric knowledge and its consequences. The south as a location from
where to think will not be reduced to concrete geographical locations, but will refer to
epistemological locations as well. The focus will be on authors and historical analyses
from Latin America and particularly Chile.
Postcolonial understandings of gender constitutions developed by Latin
American scholars will be of special interest. It will be argued that gender constitutions
need to be theorized from anti-capitalist and anti-racist perspectives in order to serve
liberatory and decolonizing purposes.},
  author       = {Troncoso, Lelya},
  keyword      = {Gender,coloniality,coloniality of power,Latin America,Chile,intersectionality,capitalism.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rethinking Gender from the south},
  year         = {2010},
}