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Novíssimas guerras. Espaços, espirais e identidades da violência armada 

Tatiana Moura


Historically, peripheries have been understood and constructed as a space marked by a political, cultural and artistic void or as producers of a minor, deviant culture, the space of absence, deprivation and violence. In fact, these stereotypical views of reality have had perverse results and have caused the erasure of historical, cultural and political memories of the periphery, both in contexts of war and formal peace. The suggested publications result from research carried out over 15 years, which attempted to counter this imaginary that reduces the periphery to a stereotypical homogeneous space characterised by cultural emptiness and fatality, posing the following questions: in what ways do political struggles, resistances and the art produced in and by the periphery produce subjectivities and alternatives that re-articulate and subvert the discourses and practices of hegemonic, white, cisheteronormative masculinity? How do they disrupt the intersectional regime of inequality that disproportionately oppresses black and peripheralised populations? In what ways do they challenge stereotypical constructions about violent peripheralized masculinities?


Moura, Tatiana (2010), Novíssimas guerras. Espaços, espirais e identidades da violência armada. Coimbra: Almedina.