Hacia una política feminista de movilidad: memorias de viaje e inmigración estadounidenses

Leah Butterfield

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2020.36.06


Este artículo desafía las asociaciones culturales que vinculan los hombres a la movilidad y las mujeres a la estabilidad para perfilar lo que he llamado una política feminista de movilidad. Reúno cuatro autobiografías contemporáneas de viajes para explorar cómo mujeres estadounidenses encarnan y representan su movilidad, y cómo sus viajes influyen en sus relaciones con estructuras de poder, género y sexualidad. Me baso en la geografía feminista, las teorías queer y los estudios de autobiografía para leer Eat Pray Love de Elizabeth Gilbert (2006), The Distance Between Us de Reyna Grande (2012), A Cup of Water Under My Bed de Daisy Hernández (2014), y Wild de Cheryl Strayed (2012). Este estudio destaca tanto las diferencias como las similitudes entre los viajes, y encuentra que estas mujeres modelan una política feminista de movilidad según la cual la posibilidad de moverse redistribuye el poder a las mujeres y renegocia las relaciones sociales que históricamente han apoyado la subordinación de las mujeres.

Palabras clave

Movilidad; autobiografía; feminismo; viajes; inmigración


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