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Our bodies our fights! An explorative analysis of women’s bodies as political territories of struggle and resistance in the global south

Arcos, Paulina LU (2019) SIMV18 20191
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
The present study represents an explorative analysis on women’s bodily expressions from the global south, more specifically women from five Latin American countries: México, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Peru, in the context of mobilizations from the last International Women’s Day. From theoretical perspectives that interconnect epistemological aspects of feminism and resistance, this research particularly focuses on the examination of women’s bodies as agents of vindications and change over socio-historical domains and structural delineations of power that have been constructed and applied on them. In this sense, the investigation seeks to identify ways in which women challenge these articulations in the use of their bodies as political... (More)
The present study represents an explorative analysis on women’s bodily expressions from the global south, more specifically women from five Latin American countries: México, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Peru, in the context of mobilizations from the last International Women’s Day. From theoretical perspectives that interconnect epistemological aspects of feminism and resistance, this research particularly focuses on the examination of women’s bodies as agents of vindications and change over socio-historical domains and structural delineations of power that have been constructed and applied on them. In this sense, the investigation seeks to identify ways in which women challenge these articulations in the use of their bodies as political spaces, gathering in organized resistance. Through the use of critical discourse analysis, the study focuses on textual, discursive and social practices of collective and individual women manifestations from different geographical locations in public spaces. As the findings of the research suggest, women embody diverse struggles around diversity, violence, and rights. (Less)
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Arcos, Paulina LU
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SIMV18 20191
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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women, bodies, feminism, resistance, struggle, agency, patriarchy, biopower, disciplinary power, politics, public space.
language
English
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8983111
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2019-08-23 13:52:59
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  abstract     = {The present study represents an explorative analysis on women’s bodily expressions from the global south, more specifically women from five Latin American countries: México, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Peru, in the context of mobilizations from the last International Women’s Day. From theoretical perspectives that interconnect epistemological aspects of feminism and resistance, this research particularly focuses on the examination of women’s bodies as agents of vindications and change over socio-historical domains and structural delineations of power that have been constructed and applied on them. In this sense, the investigation seeks to identify ways in which women challenge these articulations in the use of their bodies as political spaces, gathering in organized resistance. Through the use of critical discourse analysis, the study focuses on textual, discursive and social practices of collective and individual women manifestations from different geographical locations in public spaces. As the findings of the research suggest, women embody diverse struggles around diversity, violence, and rights.},
  author       = {Arcos, Paulina},
  keyword      = {women,bodies,feminism,resistance,struggle,agency,patriarchy,biopower,disciplinary power,politics,public space.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Our bodies our fights! An explorative analysis of women’s bodies as political territories of struggle and resistance in the global south},
  year         = {2019},
}