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Book Project: “Patriarcal Pact – Coloniality and the Left-Wing Sexism”


Coloniality and the Left-Wing Sexism

 In this book-project we propose an exploratory/reflective decolonial investigation to locate the intersubjective structural/hegemonic, capitalist-historical, socio-economic, cultural and political relational process that caracterises a Patriarcal-Pact solidly operational throughout women and men’s lived experiences. That is, we propose to scrutinise the enduring and reiterative operational “colonialities of power/political; of knowledge/epistemic; of being/ontological; together with coloniality of gender, of doing, of nature, of sensibility/aesthetic.” (Perrier et al., 2022, 3). Through this we intend to deploy a new-decolonial-ethic-programme to tackle the way these colonialities continue to oppress and annihilate the cultural, intellectual/academic, artistic, social and political production of the subalternised and oppressed subjects here positionned as the racialised and gendered Black, white, “mixed-race” women, trans-women/men and TBN-transgender/non-binary from the Global South/Global North (Quijano 2000, 2007; Grosfoguel 2006, 2008; Mignolo 2011, 2018).

Taking it primarily from the decolonial feminist theoretical proposals, enriched by the critics, debates and disputes related to their works, our aim is to highlight/explore border thinking/decolonial critique/colonial difference (Mignolo 2018, Quijano 2000, Dussel 1977) so as to lay bare how these oppressed subjects are abjectly exposed to a vicious circle of abuse, invisibilisation and naturalised denial (Anzaldúa 1987; hooks 1989; Cusicanqui 2007; Jesus 2007; Lugones 2008; Cumes 2012; Mendoza 2016; Paredes 2017; Curiel 2021; Segato 2022; Gonzales 1988b; Spivak 1988). Grounded on an interdisciplinary approach combining sociological, anthropological, historical, and literary fields of investigation, the texts presented in this collective work should reflect primarily the left-wing sexism with its diverse praxis, wordviews and cosmologies. This should lead us to (a) unravel a series of racialised/gendered resistences, subversions and praxis learned through a plurality of new modes of being, knowing, acting, thinking and doing; and (b) challenge the colonial matrix of power by identifying a variety of intersubjectivities constituting the religious and educational spaces, public governmental and/or institutional, administrative bodies with different levels of geopolitics and body politics of knowledge: cultural, corporative, AI algorithms’ gendered-racial-bias and/or academic production, and so on (Mignolo, 2016).

Drawing from Latin American Modernity/Coloniality/Decoloniality’s philosophical school of thought (MCD) premisses, we understand that “Epistemological reconstruction is crucial for the Decolonial Turn. This is a project that aims to transcend and decolonize the Western canon anchored by the European/North American epistemologies from a single epistemic tradition to arrive at truth or universality. We contend that Decoloniality school of thought’s distinction from the Postcolonial/Postmodern studies arises mainly from the fact that decolonial critique establishes a tight connection and interdependence between modern global capitalist world-system and colonial experience. Originated with the conquest of America in 1492 (XV century)‒‒the Global South‒‒Decoloniality proposes a rupture from Western European/North American modern/colonial capitalist domination and centrality. Postcolonial/Postmodern, on the other hand, generally do not take into account Latin American critical school and its experience. It locates Eurocentric critique within the limits of Western-Imperial-North-European centrality and domination from the XIX siècle.” (Perrier et al., 2022, 4).


Lenita Perrier | Veruschka de Sales Azevedo | Janaina de Figueiredo | Marcos de Araújo Silva

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: 7 June, 2023 / Proposals (maximum one or two page abstract in English) should be sent to the following address:

Non-exhaustive list of references:

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CUMES, Aura Estela. “Mujeres indigenas patriarcado y colonialismo: un desafio a la segregation comprensiva de las formas de dominio.” Anuario Hojas de Warmi, 2012, n° 17. URL

CURIEL, Ochy. “Decolonial feminism in Abya Yala.” Multitudes, 2021, Vol. 84, Issue 3, 78-86.

CUSICANQUI, Silvia Rivera. “Décoloniser la sociologie et la société.” Jornal des Anthropologues [en ligne], 110-111| 2007;

DUSSEL, Enrique. Filosofia ética latinoamericana, Vol. 1, Mexico : Editorial Edicol, 1977.

DUSSEL, Enrique. El encubrimiento del otro (Hacia el origen del mito de la modernidad”). Obras Selectas XIX, 1° Ed. Buenos Aires, 1992.

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MENDOZA, Breny. “Breny Mendoza on Walter Mignolo’s ‘The Politics of Decolonial Investigations’.” Book Review, S-USIH, Society for U.S. Intellectual History, December 2022:

MIGNOLO, Walter. “Decoloniality and Phenomenology: The Geopolitics of Knowing and Epistemic/Ontological Colonial Differences.” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. 32, n° 3. Special Issue with the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 2018, 360-387.

MIGNOLO, Walter; Tlostanova, Madina V. “Theorizing from the Borders: Shifting to Geo- and Body Politics of Knowledge.” European Journal of Social Theory, Vol.9, Issue 2, 2016:

MIGNOLO, Walter. Geopolitics of Sensing and Knowing, Transversal, Vol. 08, 2011.

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PERRIER, Lenita; Andrade, Luis M. Crossing Racial Borders: The Epistemic Empowerment of the Subaltern, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland, Lexington Books, 2022

PERRIER, Lenita; Nardi, Henrique; Di Legge, Francesca. Les subalterns peuvent-elles/ils (parler) être écouté-e-s ? Cultures Kairos [en ligne], Déc. 2018, paru dans Les numéros:

PERRIER, Lenita. “Race, Genre et Sexualité : La mise à l’épreuve des représentations identitaires des femmes brésiliennes noires et métisses à Paris.” In Gustavo Gomes da Costa Santos ; Marcos de Araujo Silva (Orgs.). Revue REALIS-Revista de Estudos AntiUtilitaristas et PosColoniais, Université Fédérale de Pernambuco (UFPE), 2014, 61-63

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