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Introduction: Modernity’s Rebel Daughters

  • Cherilyn Elston
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Abstract

The introduction explores the ways in which Colombian women’s writing intersects with an alternative history of feminism in the country. In doing so, it provides an exciting and timely critique of predominant critical narratives of feminist history and Latin American women’s writing. Questioning the idea that feminism was a belated import to Latin America or is a discourse that belongs to the “essentialist” past, Elston analyses the complex ways that feminism has been theorized and practised in Colombia, tracing its links to left-wing politics and the country’s armed conflict. She shows how this alternative history challenges the teleological narratives that have constructed feminist theory and how Colombian women writers destabilize the critical trajectories of Latin American literary history.

Keywords

Sexual Violence Armed Conflict Feminist Theory Feminist Politics Feminist Movement 
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