By Wendy Harcourt
As a part of the rising new learn on civic innovation, this e-book explores how sexual politics and gender family members play out in feminist struggles round physique politics in Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Turkey, Nicaragua, in addition to in East Africa, Latin the United States and worldwide associations and networks. From different disciplinary views, the booklet appears at how feminists are engaged in a fancy fight for democratic strength in a neoliberal age and at how resistance is vital to probabilities for swap.
In making noticeable resistances to dominant monetary and social guidelines, the ebook highlights how such struggles are either gendered and gendering our bodies. The chapters discover struggles for fit environments, sexual well-being and reproductive rights, entry to abortion, an finish to gender-based violence, the human rights of LGBTIQA folks, the popularity of indigenous territories and all peoples’ rights to care, love and paintings freely. The e-book units out the violence, hopes, contradictions and methods ahead in those civic techniques, resistances and connections around the globe.
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In Chap. 4, Manisha Desai takes us to another discussion of placebased politics as theorized by Gibson-Graham 2008, looking at what she describes as moments of movement intersection in India with an examination of how movements are transforming bodies. She traces how the ter- INTRODUCTION 13 rain of social movements around gender and sexuality in India has shifted dramatically since the 1990s. Here, queer, sex worker and transgender movements are working for gender and sexual justice alongside the autonomous feminist movement and are important interlocutors for bodies in resistance.
On the other hand, we understand popular education (introduced by Brazilian Paulo Freire) as the leading Latin American current of critical pedagogy for liberation committed to social transformation. This trend of thought sees women, and human beings in general, as individuals capable of recognizing their own fears, and the fear of undertake a process of individual and collective emancipation. F. FLÓREZ ET AL. of the creative power of educators—our capacity to examine, criticize and transform reality.
Examples of these are the spatiality of resistance (Paul Routledge 1997), the spatial politics of social movements (David Slater 1997) and the geographical turn (Ulrich Oslender 2008) in the study of social movements.