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Forskergruppen Latinamerika: Språk, litteratur og kultur

Grassroots Feminism and Anti-Racism in Peru

Guest lecture by Dr. Patricia Oliart, Newcastle University

This conference examines interviews, videos and photography about recent campaigns for women’s rights in Peru.  It argues that for the collectives participating in these campaigns and producing the documentary material, anti-racism is linked to their struggle against patriarchalism, and that their freed bodies and subjective positioning as liberated citizens embody the deep questioning and rejection of racism as part of a transformations in social relations and challenges to hegemonic discourses in contemporary Peru.