Feminist Futures in Latin American Geography

Abstract / Resumen / Resumo

There are rich intellectual and activist traditions of feminist scholars throughout the Americas. These traditions are not cited sufficiently nor taught regularly, but are central to the future of critical Latin American geography. Scholarly tendencies to privilege and generalize masculine, Eurocentric, and colonial theories and voices have in turn excluded many others. Teaching about and incorporating the works of Latin American feminist scholars is key for decolonizing geographical knowledge in general, because of its focus on bridging different scholarly critiques of coloniality, and promoting a plurality of epistemologies and embodied understandings of the relationships between land, territories, bodies, and social systems. The goal of the article is to encourage more critical feminist scholarship in JLAG that challenges the boundaries of knowledge concerning women’s and men’s lives in Latin America.