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Introduction: Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms

Introduction: Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms Introduction Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms marcelle maese-cohen The title of this dossier honors the social activism and political philosophy of the coalitional project of decolonial feminisms. While those involved in this conversation have for the most part been located in geographical spaces regularly referred to as the United States and Latin America (particularly Bolivia and Mexico), the central question that motivates our solidarity--what does it mean, as Laura Pérez writes in her essay here, "to engage in decolonizing coalitions that take feminist queer of color critical thought seriously as central to the work of decolonization?"--is one that is necessarily posed between and beyond these reified time-spaces. The contributions to feminist thinking made in this dossier by scholar-activists working in and across the contexts of Bolivia, the United States, Korea, Japan, India, and France can perhaps best be understood as moving between the "post" and the "de" colonial; beyond the reification of our globe toward a version of what Gayatri Spivak has named planetarity.1 I put emphasis here on placing postcolonial studies in conversation with decoloniality, rather than "introducing" decolonial feminisms as a new and therefore more accurate or universal way of unthinking colonization. My aim is to defamiliarize http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences University of Nebraska Press

Introduction: Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms

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Introduction Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms marcelle maese-cohen The title of this dossier honors the social activism and political philosophy of the coalitional project of decolonial feminisms. While those involved in this conversation have for the most part been located in geographical spaces regularly referred to as the United States and Latin America (particularly Bolivia and Mexico), the central question that motivates our solidarity--what does it mean, as Laura Pérez writes in her essay here, "to engage in decolonizing coalitions that take feminist queer of color critical thought seriously as central to the work of decolonization?"--is one that is necessarily posed between and beyond these reified time-spaces. The contributions to feminist thinking made in this dossier by scholar-activists working in and across the contexts of Bolivia, the United States, Korea, Japan, India, and France can perhaps best be understood as moving between the "post" and the "de" colonial; beyond the reification of our globe toward a version of what Gayatri Spivak has named planetarity.1 I put emphasis here on placing postcolonial studies in conversation with decoloniality, rather than "introducing" decolonial feminisms as a new and therefore more accurate or universal way of unthinking colonization. My aim is to defamiliarize

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Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: May 21, 2010

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