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Pensando emoções a partir de uma perspectiva interseccional: as geografias emocionais das campanhas eleitorais equatorianas


Schurr, Carolin (2012). Pensando emoções a partir de uma perspectiva interseccional: as geografias emocionais das campanhas eleitorais equatorianas. Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero, 3(2):3-15.

Abstract

Looking at Ecuador’s electoral campaign in 2009, this paper argues that emotions are a key ingredient in any kind of political campaigning. It is hard to imagine public rallies without the shouting, crowd chanting, and clapping that express enthusiasm, sympathy or anger. I suggest that these emotions result from and at the same time respond to gendered, racialised and classed inequalities within Ecuador’s postcolonial society. Feelings of injustice, anger, shame, pride and so on are rooted in the hierarchy of identities in a (post)colonial societal order. While traditionally white-mestizo men have dominated the political stage, since the 1990s women, indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian people have gained political visibility through the introduction of a gender quota law and the foundation of indigenous parties. This paper sets out to examine the emotions these ‘new’ political subjects put on display, focusing on how their emotional performances respond to and challenge intersectional systems of oppression such as racism, classism and heteronormativism. In so doing, the paper contributes to an alternative, non- universalising engagement with the geographies of emotion that incorporates notions of power, race, and gender.

Abstract

Looking at Ecuador’s electoral campaign in 2009, this paper argues that emotions are a key ingredient in any kind of political campaigning. It is hard to imagine public rallies without the shouting, crowd chanting, and clapping that express enthusiasm, sympathy or anger. I suggest that these emotions result from and at the same time respond to gendered, racialised and classed inequalities within Ecuador’s postcolonial society. Feelings of injustice, anger, shame, pride and so on are rooted in the hierarchy of identities in a (post)colonial societal order. While traditionally white-mestizo men have dominated the political stage, since the 1990s women, indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian people have gained political visibility through the introduction of a gender quota law and the foundation of indigenous parties. This paper sets out to examine the emotions these ‘new’ political subjects put on display, focusing on how their emotional performances respond to and challenge intersectional systems of oppression such as racism, classism and heteronormativism. In so doing, the paper contributes to an alternative, non- universalising engagement with the geographies of emotion that incorporates notions of power, race, and gender.

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Other titles:Thinking emotions from an intersectional perspective: The emotional geographies of Ecuadorian electoral campaigns
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:Portuguese
Date:2012
Deposited On:29 Apr 2015 14:56
Last Modified:28 Apr 2017 00:23
Publisher:Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa
ISSN:2177-2886
Official URL:http://www.revistas2.uepg.br/index.php/rlagg/article/view/3245/pdf_20

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