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Queer in the Tropics

Gender and Sexuality in the Global South

Authors: Pereira, Pedro Paulo Gomes

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  • Proposes a discussion on how to approach queer theory from a decolonial point of view
  • Shows how queer theory can be reelaborated in the Latin American context of drastic social inequality
  • Analyzes concrete and unique local experiences of dissident bodies, like the Brazilian travestis   
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This book aims to reflect on how to translate “queer” in the context of Latin America. Queer theory is becoming consolidated on an international scale as an effort to understand dissident bodies and their inventions. But how can we utilize such a rich body of literature and proposals without merely applying in the Global South what has been formulated in the Global North?

Through meetings between dissident bodies in the Global South, the book suggests that the theoretical-poetic inventions formulated in this part of the world cannot be forgotten and proposes a discussion on how to approach queer theory from a decolonial point of view. There is still only a scant body of literature that systematizes and approaches these questions from a Latin American point of view; or, to use the term that gives this book its name, the “tropics.” The book points out the necessity of staying aware of the connections between western modernity and colonial practices.

The book therefore invites us to pass through borders, to question limits, and to allow ourselves to be affected by Others, a fundamental exercise in the context of social inequality as drastic as that in which the majority of the population live in Latin America and in the Global South in general. Theories, like bodies, travel; in being translated, they transform themselves. The movements and the bending of bodies and theories are disturbing and subversive. Queer in the Tropics arises from these translations, from this bending, and from these subversions.

About the authors

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira is Associate Professor of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Professor of the Graduate Program in Collective Health at UNIFESP. Master’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Brasília (1996), PhD in Anthropology at the University of Brasília (2001), and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona (2001-2002). Visiting post-doctoral researcher at the University of Barcelona. Research Fellow in Spain at Universidad Rovira y Virgili through Fundación Carolina. Member of editorial boards of numerous periodical publications. Editor-in-Chief of "Revista Interface". Recipient of the Anthropology and Human Rights Prize of the Brazilian Anthropology Association (2002). Responsible for support of active research projects at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). Author of books "O terror e a dádiva" (The Terror and the Gift – 2004) and "De corpos e travessias" (Of Bodies and Crossings – 2014), as well as articles published in journals in Brazil and internationally. Active focus on studies of the body, health, and sickness.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer in the Tropics
Book Subtitle
Gender and Sexuality in the Global South
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15074-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15074-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-15073-0
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 104
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