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Feminismos lesbianos y queer
Feminismos lesbianos y queer

Feminismos lesbianos y queer

Representación, visibilidad y políticas

Calíope

SOCIAL SCIENCE

260 Pages, 6.75 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $34.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788415271659

Rights: US & CA

Plaza y Valdes (Jun 2019)

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Overview

This book presents a broad panorama of the ideological positions, strategies, and political affiliations of queer and lesbian feminists. It is not designed to meet the minimum requirement of representation for the 'masculine' lesbian and queer feminism from the Spanish state (such a thing does not exist), but rather should be understood as a demonstration of the diversity and plurality of a feminism which is inclusive of its opponents. In this sense, the book is an act, a proof of the intense life of the queer and lesbian feminists here and now, without being compared to any other geographic reality nor to any other time. The text is also polyphonic; those who wanted to and were able to were allowed to participate in its creation. It is all that is, but it is not all there is, to be above the person who characterizes the queer. The ideological, political, and generational heteronormativity included in the text is proof of the heteronormativity of our militancies and highlights the critical number of independent and disparate writings we have compiled. Quantity and diversity achieve, however, one of the objectives which has moved the editors to compile this work: to construct a space in which to encounter both theory and activism and the life experiences which have resulted from their practice. The collection creates an estimable mosaic of issues, interests, concerns, and opinions on the subject to present to those who anticipate the title.  Este libro presenta un amplio panorama de posiciones ideológicas, de estrategias y de militancias feministas lesbianas y queer. No tiene el mínimo afán de representación de "el" feminismo lesbiano y queer en el Estado español (tal cosa no existe), sino al contrario, debe ser entendido como una muestra de su diversidad y pluralidad, incluso de sus antagonismos. En este sentido, el libro es un acto, una prueba de la intensa vida de los feminismos lesbianos y queer aquí y ahora, sin ser extrapolable a ninguna otra realidad geográfica ni a ningún otro tiempo. Es también polifónico; en él participan quienes desearon, pudieron, aceptaron estar, y faltan quienes por motivos diversos no lo han hecho. Es toda la que está aunque no está toda la que es, en postmoderno privilegio del estar sobre el ser que caracteriza a lo queer. La heterogeneidad ideológica, política, generacional incluso, además de estilística, del texto es prueba de la heterogeneidad de nuestras militancias y del hecho no casual de reunirse aquí una cantidad importante de textos independientes y dispares. Cumplen, sin embargo, cantidad y disparidad, uno de los objetivos que nos han movido a editarlo: constituir un espacio de encuentro de teoría y activismo y de sus consecuentes experiencias de vida. También por esta diversidad de entonación, el conjunto conforma un estimable mosaico de problemas, intereses, preocupaciones y posiciones frente a las cuestiones planteadas, aquellas que anticipa su título.  

Author Biography

Beatriz Suarez Briones is a tenured professor of Literary Criticism at the University of Vigo. Her line of research is in feminist and lesbian theory and their intersections with the theories of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and writing; also queer theory in its relation to feminism and LGBTQ rights. She is the author and editor of several books (most recently Los lesbianos (no) somos mujeres, 2013) and articles in specialty magazines. She was the president of Legais, the LGBTQ collective in Vigo.