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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.44

Feminist Anthropology in Mexico: towards a documented chronology


  • Dr. Martha Patricia CASTAÑEDA-SALGADO

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There are few works in Mexican Anthropology that let us see the importance of women anthropologists (Odena and García Mora, 1988) and even fewer focused on the contributions of feminist anthropologists on the history of the discipline itself. In the last two decades, some authors started to recognize the labor of female and feminist anthropologists in Mexico (Sánchez and Goldsmith, 2000; Goldsmith and Sánchez, 2014; Muñiz, 1997; Castañeda, 2012, 2015; Ruiz-Trejo, 2016; Rodríguez-Shadow, 2010). The main purpose of their works has been to evidence the research topics and concepts that feminist anthropologists had chosen to develop. My proposal is to continue on that path building a methodological approach to a chronology in which social condition and sex/gender of the authors could be related with a) their research interests, b) their epistemologies, c) their positions before anthropological theories and feminist academic and political emplacements, d) their relationships with feminist activisms, and e) the historical period that frames their reflections and contributions. I’ll offer a revision of those works that marked breakthroughs in research, debates and teaching as a result of the situated knowledge of the paradigmatic authors and decisive protagonists of each stage concerning to the consolidation of a Mexican Feminist Anthropology. My approach to this chronology starts on the 1970’s and continues up to the most recent contributions in the field.