PECHENY Mario Martin
Sexual Politics and Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America
The Scholar & Feminist Online
Lugar: Nueva York; Año: 2013 vol. 11 p. 1 - 3
S&F Online, a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviewed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women?s movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women?s most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks. My reflections on this theme are based on the experiences of Argentina. In some aspects, but not all, these reflections also refer to Latin America as a region. In Latin America, social movements, political leaders, and governments are increasingly framing issues and political responses at a regional (Latin American) level. Regional languages, political initiatives, as well as conventions, treaties, etc., promote social movement integration. ?Demonstration effects? (as labeled by dependency theorists in the 1960s and 1970s) and a postcolonial and/or de-colonial discourse also encourage a synergy of advances throughout the region. At the same time, new ?South-South? discourses and practices are in vogue, and take the form of social forums, academic collaborations, and shared intellectual projects.