Mourning, Activism, and Queer Desires. Ni Una Menos and Carri’s Las hijas del fuego

Sosa, Cecilia. 2021. Mourning, Activism, and Queer Desires. Ni Una Menos and Carri’s Las hijas del fuego. Latin American Perspectives, 48(2), pp. 137-154. ISSN 0094-582X1552-678X [Article]

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Argentina’s neoconservative backlash (2015–2019) has rather paradoxically been marked by an unprecedented entanglement of ongoing memory struggles and a recent feminist awakening. A critical reading of this entwining traces the queer reworking of dictatorship trauma during the Kirchnerist administrations (2003–2015) and explores the way the post-2015 cycle nurtured a feminist irruption that contested long-standing forms of patriarchy. The feminist movement Ni Una Menos has transitioned from victimization to joy. Albertina Carri’s lesbian-porn fictional film Las hijas del fuego (2018) can be read as an expression of a novel amalgam of disappearance, sexuality, and politics. The spirit of contagion radiated by the film sheds light on the “revolution of the daughters” now taking place in the streets.

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Argentina, Dictatorship, Feminism, Ni Una Menos, Albertina Carri

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1 March 2020Accepted
24 May 2021Published

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29 Mar 2021 09:08

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04 Nov 2021 09:44

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