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A Morning with Rita Segato

Debate + Education

In this session with secondary school students, Rita Laura Segato will present her thoughts about sexist violence against women, which she has studied and analysed in terms of its relationship with capitalism and the values on which it is constructed.

Rita Laura Segato is professor of Anthropology and Bioethics at the University of Brasilia and, throughout her academic career, has studied the murders of, and sexist violence against women. In her fieldwork with both victims and aggressors, she has explored the ways in which sexism is maintained and gender violence normalised. She has also studied the changing situation of indigenous women with the coming of globalisation and their increasing contact with the western world. She suggests that the advent of capitalism entailed a loss of independence for indigenous women with regard to both their bodies and their economy.

Now an international reference in the field, Rita Laura Segato has written numerous essays, among them La escritura en el cuerpo de las mujeres asesinadas en Ciudad Juárez (Tinta Limón, 2014) and La guerra contra las mujeres (Traficantes de Sueños, 2016). Also notable among her publications are her works on colonialism, for example La crítica a la colonialidad en ocho ensayos (Prometeo Libros, 2015).

Prior registration is required for this event which is addressed to secondary school students.

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