- The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Rethinking Knowledge, Power, and Social Change
- Transnational Feminist Activism and Movement Building
- Mapping Transnational Feminist Engagements: Neoliberalism and the Politics of Solidarity
- Critical Cartography, Theories, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
- The Camel’s Nose: Women Infiltrate the Development Project
- DAWN, the Third World Feminist Network: Upturning Hierarchies
- The “Warriors Within”: How Feminists Change Bureaucracies and Bureaucracies Change Feminists
- International Trends in Women’s Political Participation and Representation
- Owning and Disowning the Body: A Reflection
- Moving Toward Sexual and Reproductive Justice: A Transnational and Multigenerational Feminist Remix
- Human Trafficking, Globalization, and Transnational Feminist Responses
- Masculinities, “Profeminism,” and Feminism in Latin America
- Human Rights and Human Security: Feminists Contesting the Terrain
- CEDAW, Gender and Culture
- Feminist Strategies to End Violence Against Women
- Care and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on Concepts, Policies and Politics from a Development Perspective
- Feminist Transnational Organizing on Gender and Trade: The Work of IGTN
- Gender-Responsive Budgeting
- Transformative Feminism in Tanzania: Animation and Grassroots Women’s Struggles for Land and Livelihoods
- Feminism and Democratic Struggles in Latin America
- Forging a New Political Imaginary: Transnational Southasian Feminisms
- From Chinese State Capitalism to Women’s Activism: The Implications of Economic Reforms for Women and the Evolution of Feminist Organizing
- Gendered Citizenship in the Postcolony: The Challenge for Transnational Feminist Politics
- Feminist Perspectives on Militarism and War: Critiques, Contradictions, and Collusions
- From Secular Reductionism to Religious Essentialism: Implications for the Gender Agenda
- South Asia’s Gendered “Wars on Terror”
- Demilitarizing the Global: Women’s Peace Movements and Transnational Networks
- UN Security Council Resolution 1325: A Feminist Transformative Agenda?
- Women in Postconflict Decision-Making: Change for the Better?
- Feminist Perspectives on State-Building
- Feminist Political Ecologies: Grounded, Networked and Rooted on Earth
- Climate Justice and Women’s Agency: Voicing Other Ways of Doing Things
- Women’s Transformative Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods: Learning from Indian Experiences
- Digital Transformations of Transnational Feminism in Theory and Practice
- The Dialectics of Power and Powerlessness in Transnational Feminist Networks: Online Struggles Around Gender-based Violence
- Because I Am a Girl: The Emergence of Girls in Development
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the relationship between profeminist cis-gender men’s groups and feminism in Latin America. It looks at how profeminism has expanded beyond the USAmerican and European contexts in the mid-twentieth century to Latin American profeminism in the last few decades. The aim of “profeminism” in Latin America is the transformation of hegemonic masculinity, often associated with gender equity, social justice and the fight against gender-based violence. The chapter surveys Latin American profeminist activism from a geopolitical angle in order to “trouble” assumptions about global “North” and “South” profeminisms. It argues for a more nuanced way of understanding the contributions, challenges, and contradictions of profeminist practices in the context of transnational feminisms in Latin America and globally.
Fernando Serrano-Amaya is Ph.D. (Candidate) at the University of Sydney. He has been researcher and lecturer in youth studies, peace building, gender, sexuality. He was consultant for the Women’s Department in Bogota, Colombia in the design and implementation of a public policy scheme for LGBT communities. Some recent publications include, (with Adam Baird) Paz paso a paso. Una mirada desde los estudios de paz a los conflictos colombianos; the book chapter, A people-centered approach to the links among HIV/AIDS, conflicts, and security in Colombia and the working paper Challenging or reshaping heteronormativity with public policies? A case study from Bogotá, Colombia.
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Ph.D.) is associate professor in the sociology department at American University, in Washington, DC, where he also teaches for the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. His work has focused on social issues of impact to LGBT populations, both in the US and abroad. His areas of research include transgender studies, gender and sexuality in Santería (an Afro-Cuban religious-cultural practice), and race and ethnicity comparatively, as well as within US Latinas and Latinos. With Nancy Naples, he coedited a book authored by Lionel Cantú Jr., The Sexuality of migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men, which was published by NYU Press (2009). His co-edited book (with Uriel Quesada and Letitia Gomez), Queer Brown Voices, on oral histories, archival sources, and personal narratives of Latina and Latino LGBT activists in the US and Puerto Rico from the 1970s until the 1990s, is forthcoming with the University of Texas Press.
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