Decolonial Queer

  • Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)


This Chapter aims to accompany the voyages of different theories by seeking to delineate the principal outlines of the encounter between queer theory and decolonial thinking. In a preliminary way, with no pretensions of reaching definitive answers, it formulates questions such as: could this encounter between decolonial thinking and queer theory produce something else that might be thought of as “decolonial queer”? Or are these theories incompatible, given that the term queer, rendered in English, signals the very sort of geopolitics that decolonial thinking attempts to counter? Is there any commonality between these proposals? What is the potential of this encounter, and what might it produce? And what sorts of movements would a queer decolonial reading design?


Queer theory Decolonial thinking Translation Biopolitic 


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  • Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira
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  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineFederal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp)São PauloBrazil

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