This article aims to accompany the voyages of different theories by seeking to delineate the principal outlines of the encounter between queer theory and decolonial thinking. In a preliminary way, with no pretensions of reaching definitive answers, it formulates questions such as: Could this encounter between decolonial thinking and queer theory produce something else that might be thought of as “decolonial queer” (as enunciated in this article’s title)? Or are these theories incompatible, given that the term queer, rendered in English, signals the very sort of geopolitics that decolonial thinking attempts to counter? Is there any commonality between these proposals? What is the potential of this encounter, and what might it produce? And what sorts of movements would a queer decolonial reading design?
Reflecting on Decolonial Queer
Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Brasília, Brazil. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona and is currently a professor at the Federal University of São Paulo. His areas of interest are the body, health, disease, AIDS, and anthropology of biomedicine and technologies.
Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira; Reflecting on Decolonial Queer. GLQ 1 June 2019; 25 (3): 403–429. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-7551112
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