• Cherilyn Elston
Part of the Breaking Feminist Waves book series (BFW)


Engaging with critical debates that have often portrayed feminism as an “imperial” imposition in Latin America or argue that feminism was consigned to the past by poststructuralism, the conclusion argues that these supposedly progressive frameworks actually erase the practice of feminism in other parts of the world. Elston reinforces her argument that feminism is Latin American and that alternative feminist genealogies can be uncovered in the continent, which challenge the teleological narratives of feminist history. Analysing the ways in which feminist theories travel (or fail to travel) across borders, Elston argues that the practice of feminism in Colombia and the work of the women writers analysed can point towards different ways of theorizing feminism.


Armed Conflict Feminist Theory Feminist Critic Woman Writer Literary Canon 
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  • Cherilyn Elston
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  1. 1.SM2 6ERUK

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