This book emphasizes the significance of affects, feelings and emotions in how we think about politics, gender and sexuality in Latin America. Considering the complex and even contradictory social processes that the region is experiencing today, many Latin American authors are turning to affect to find a key to understand our present situation, to revisit our history, and to imagine new possibilities for the future. This tendency has shown such a specificity and sometimes departure from northern productions that it compels us to focus more deeply on its own arguments, methods, and critical contributions. This volume features essays that explore the particularities of Latin American ways of thinking about affect and how they can shed new light into our understanding of, gender, sexuality and politics.
Cecilia Macón is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mariela Solana is Assistant Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, Argentina.
Nayla Luz Vacarezza is Assistant Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, Argentina.