Decoloniality, Embodiment and Othering Emotionality: Decoding and Countering the Inter-Imperialist Foundations of Intersectional Abjection


This paper interrogates the intersectional place of disability, race and the corporal dimensions of gender in the global north-south epistemological divide with regards to allowable domains of othering and emotionality. This approximation is undertaken via LatDisCrit understood as superdiversity from diaspora/border-crossing subaltern standpoints. LatDisCrit integrates critically LatCrit (Valdés, 1999) and DisCrit (Annamma, et al., 2013), two intersectional literatures centered on the interplay of race/ethnicity, diasporic cultures, historical sociopolitics and disability with multiple transmodern Latinx identities. The paper postulates that global south is a transgressive emancipation space, particularly in the sphere of emotions. Thus, it expresses through sentipensante epistemologies. As such, it demands exploring the power of its rich complexity and ambiguity through Decoloniality as a way to filter knowledge dependence on settler/colonial purely rationalistic ways, imposed through various hegemonic strategies. The paper stresses global posthuman disability, diasporic interrace and non-binary gender visions and experiences as modes of trans-regional precarity, aligning global south epistemologies of disability, interracial diasporas, feminism and non-binary gender options with complex identity notions such as superdiversity. The latter is a notion which has been used almost exclusively to allude to urban global north contexts.  

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