Contributions of poststructuralist feminism to the activism of people with disabilities in the Chilean context

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Lapierre Acevedo, Michelle
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REVISTA ESPANOLA DE DISCAPACIDAD-REDIS,Vol.9,81-101,2021
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This article aims to analyze the influence of poststructuralist feminism on the movements of people with disabilities. Through an interpretive hermeneutical methodology, it is analyzed how the ideas of poststructuralist feminists that began in the 1990s were strongly related to disability activism from the 2000s onwards. The results of the analysis reveal that especially the ideas of Judith Butler, Donna Haraway and P. Beatriz Preciado have influenced the emergence and development of social movements of disability under concepts such as situated knowledge, resistance, somatopolitics, the deconstruction of gender, gay pride, body experimentation, among others. It is concluded that there is a close relationship between poststructuralist feminist epistemology and disability activism, the latter constituting a space where epistemology is incarnated and, at the same time, stresses and renews it through political experience.
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