Rethinking East-West borders: cultural encounters, narrative and trespassing in Fatema Menissi’s writings

Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD

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Title Rethinking East-West borders: cultural encounters, narrative and trespassing in Fatema Menissi’s writings
Repensando a fronteira entre Oriente e Ocidente: encontros culturais, narrativa e transgressão nos escritos de Fatema Mernissi
 
Creator Oliveira, Jessica da Silva Correia de
 
Subject cultural encounters; Fatema Mernissi; non-Western feminism.
Encontros culturais. Fatema Mernissi. Feminismo não-Ocidental.
 
Description The article focuses on the reflections of feminist writer and activist Fatema Mernissi. It addresses Mernissi´s critical engagements with the theme of cultural encounters and boundaries and her attempts to answer the question: What is at stake in thinking and writing between East and West? And also, on how different responses to such questions might offer different frameworks for a decolonial approach aiming at a “double critique” in the face of totalizing knowledge – whether Western or non-Western – without the setback of effacing one´s locus of enunciation and experience of resistance of marginal subjects – here, Muslim women more specifically. In this way, I intend to explore a specific aspect of Mernissi’s work, namely, her use of creative narrative strategies mixing autobiography and fiction in attempting to set conditions for challenging dominant representations of the Orient and to promote “transcoding” – i.e. the construction of new meanings over ancient established ones aiming to expose the violent dimensions of cultural encounters, but also rethinking the possibilities of engaging and dialogue with difference.
Este artigo se centra nas narrativas e reflexões da escritora e ativista feminista Fatema Mernissi acerca dos encontros e fronteiras culturais e em sua tentativa de responder à questão: O que está em jogo no pensar e escrever entre o Oriente e o Ocidente? E ainda, em como diferentes respostas a tal questionamento podem oferecer quadros para um engajamento decolonial de "dupla crítica" frente a saberes totalizantes, sejam eles ocidentais ou não-ocidentais, sem com isso implicar no apagamento do lugar de fala e experiência dos sujeitos resistentes – aqui, mais especificamente, mulheres muçulmanas. Lança-se luz sobre um aspecto específico do trabalho da autora, a saber, sua tentativa de, através do emprego de estratégias narrativas criativas que mesclam autobiografia e ficção, criar condições para desafiar representações dominantes sobre o Oriente e sobre a mulher muçulmana e promover um trabalho de “transcodificação” – ou seja, a busca por construir novos significados sobre os antigos com o objetivo de expor as dimensões violentas desses encontros, mas também de pensar as possibilidades de diálogo com a diferença.Recebido em: julho/2019.Aprovado em: fevereiro/2020.
 
Publisher UFGD
 
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Date 2019-06-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Identifier http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11547
10.30612/rmufgd.v8i15.11547
 
Source Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD; v. 8, n. 15 (2019): Dossiê Teoria das Relações Internacionais no Brasil; 278-307
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Relation http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11547/5655
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