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Necropolitics, postmortem/ transmortem politics, and transfeminisms in the sexual economies of death

North America


This article proposes two specific interventions, utilizing a critical transfeminist positioning to critique a transexclusionary perspective in writing and research on the crucial problem of necropolitics and the murder of women in Mexican society: (1) the term postmortem/transmortem politics, to reflect on the forms that imagination and political practice developed inside a Mexican trans community to deal with the necropolitics that murders trans and cis women on an everyday basis with complete impunity—in this sense, the process of mobilization, here called postmortem/transmortem, builds bridges of transfeminist alliance since it reactivates and embodies struggles against femicide and transfemicide from communities of care and vulnerability; and (2) the goals of the transfeminist movement as a source of feminist repolitization and greater inclusivity for the subject of feminisms, considering those subjects left outside or energetically moved away from the neoliberal reconversion of the critical devices of the white heterosexual and institutional feminisms that we know today as gender politics or “women's politics,” managed and operated by the state. This article is only accessible with journal subscription.

External Authors

Sayak Valencia
Olga Arnaiz Zhuravleva
The focus of this proposal draws from the transfeminist perspective, understood as the incorporation of transgender discourse into feminism that becomes an epistemic tool: “Transfeminism encompasses much more than the inclusion of trans people in feminist politics or their depathologization in the field of psychiatry. It is an epistemology—a theory of knowledge and power—that guides a diverse array of transfeminist activist political practices” (Garriga-López 2019: 1621). In this sense, transfeminisms are articulated as nonidentitarian networks of care and transnational dialogue, where the historic memory of the minoritarian becomings intersects with strategies of resistance and social transformation to build communities of emotional support and survival in a necroliberal context.




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