Maria Lugones’ seminal essay ‘The Coloniality of Gender’ (2008) continues to serve as an impetus for discussion and debate within academic and activist spheres, and among those who ally themselves with the analytical framework of (de)coloniality. With this text, Lugones makes visible the instrumentality of the colonial/modern gender system in subjecting women and men of colour in all domains of existence. In so doing, she shows the intricate link between gender and race, and she reveals how this system has worked to disrupt and fracture bonds of practical solidarity and shared transformational struggle.


Critical Race Theorist Gender System Creative Energy Fracture Bond Colonial Invasion 
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