Object of Desire, Abject Body: towards a Decolonial Body in the Transsexual Experience

Manuela Rodrigues Santos

Abstract


The present paper studies the novel A Inevitável história de Letícia de Diniz, written by Marcelo Pedreira, with the objective of analyzing how the colonial matrix of power is inscribed in the process of reinvention of the body that characterizes the transsexual experience towards the perception of it from the decolonial perspective while observing how it is marked by questions of violence, desire, sexuality, emotions and affections. For that, the research takes theoretical contributions from the reflections of Walter D. Mignolo, Maria Lugones, Judith Butler, Berenice Bento, Larissa Pelúcio and Sara Ahmed.


Keywords


Contemporary Brazilian literature; body; abjection; transvestites; Marcelo Pedreira.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1344/abriu2020.9.3

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