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Decolonial Praxis: Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalition Building

Decolonial Praxis: Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalition Building Decolonial Praxis Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalition Building An Interview by Marcelle Maese-Cohen paola bacchetta maese-cohen: Can we start from the beginning? Where are you from? And I ask that in the most respectful and intersubjective way possible, not in the migra or border patrol way--"where were you born?"--but as a way of situating knowledge, the way that Anzaldúa speaks of the importance of naming yourself, both for the agency of the speaker and for the possibility of coalition work. bacchetta: Thank you, Marcelle. I was born in New York into a heterosexual family that was mixed nationally, culturally, and in terms of its racialization and morphologies. My grandparents converged out of Italy, Venezuela, and farther back Turkey, and even farther back northeastern Africa. I've lived most of my life in Paris, in India, and in Italy, before settling in the U.S. again in adulthood. These spaces, various languages, the forms of hybridity of which I am comprised and in which I'm immersed, my specific morphology and how it is perceived in the contexts in which I live, the sometimes conflicting and sometimes overlapping grids of intelligibility in which I've been formed, through which I have been framed, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences University of Nebraska Press

Decolonial Praxis: Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalition Building

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Decolonial Praxis Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalition Building An Interview by Marcelle Maese-Cohen paola bacchetta maese-cohen: Can we start from the beginning? Where are you from? And I ask that in the most respectful and intersubjective way possible, not in the migra or border patrol way--"where were you born?"--but as a way of situating knowledge, the way that Anzaldúa speaks of the importance of naming yourself, both for the agency of the speaker and for the possibility of coalition work. bacchetta: Thank you, Marcelle. I was born in New York into a heterosexual family that was mixed nationally, culturally, and in terms of its racialization and morphologies. My grandparents converged out of Italy, Venezuela, and farther back Turkey, and even farther back northeastern Africa. I've lived most of my life in Paris, in India, and in Italy, before settling in the U.S. again in adulthood. These spaces, various languages, the forms of hybridity of which I am comprised and in which I'm immersed, my specific morphology and how it is perceived in the contexts in which I live, the sometimes conflicting and sometimes overlapping grids of intelligibility in which I've been formed, through which I have been framed,

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Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: May 21, 2010

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