• Walk in India and South Africa: notes towards a decolonial and transnational feminist politics

    Author(s):
    Swati Arora (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Feminist Humanities, GeoHumanities, Performance Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Urban Studies
    Subject(s):
    Human geography, Feminist geography, Place (Philosophy), Space
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    walking, delhi, south africa, urban commons, Urban studies, Performance and politics, Space and place
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fbge-zk15
    Abstract:
    The essay discusses Maya Rao's Walk and The Mothertongue Project's Walk: South Africa to explore the languages of transnational and embodied feminist politics that these performances conjure. The two performances are instances of artistic responses to sexualized violence in India and South Africa as they engage with the politics of walking in the city. Working with Chandra Talpade Mohanty's formulation of feminist solidarity (2013) and Boaventura de Sousa Santos's translation-as-dialogue (2014), I discuss the radical forms of feminist methodological imaginations attempted and nurtured by them. This essay examines the political and aesthetic potential of translatability of performance in the world of global asymmetries and the implications it holds for intersectional feminist conversations in the global South.
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