Political Choreographies, Decolonial Theories, Trans Bodies

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Gržinić, Marina, Pristovšek, Jovita (eds.)(2023), Political Choreographies, Decolonial Theories, Trans Bodies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

ISBN: 1-5275-0146-9 / ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0146-1  / Release Date: 18th April 2023  / Pages: 285


This book opens a discussion on bodies, gender, and decolonial horizons, subjects that are increasingly becoming a political front in the search for justice. It offers an in-depth look at the positions and current developments in decolonial theory, Black Marxism, trans* studies, and contemporary performance research and practice. The focus is on decolonial theory and trans* bodies, bringing forth a discussion of otherness shaped by race, class, and trans*. What kind of body, movement, and politics can be conceived to attack the neoliberal current with its accelerated digital changes and seemingly dispersed, but in reality hyper-flexible, bureaucratic controls?

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Marina Gržinić works as Principal Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She has been a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2003, and is in charge of the Studio for Post-Conceptual Art Practices at the Institute of Fine Arts.

Jovita Pristovšek is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is a participant in the FWF-PEEK project “Conviviality as Potentiality: From Amnesia and Pandemic towards a Convivial Epistemology” (AR 679, 2021–2025) and the Citizen Science research project “Citizens’ Memories and Imaginaries: Democratic Citizenship” (FWF TCS 119, 2022–2023).


Asma Aiad, Danijela Almesberger, Karla Max Aschenbrenner, Basha Changuerra, Yu Cheng-Ta, Ruangrupa Collective, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Ramón Grosfoguel, Marina Gržinić, Aigul Hakimova, Tyuki Imamura, Eisa Jocson, Tjaša Kancler, Xiao Ke, Yuki Kobayashi, Nomusa Makhubu, Mika Maruyama, Jelena Petrović, Bogdan Popa, Jovita Pristovšek, Nat Raha, Piro Rexhepi, Denisse Vega de Santiago, Melina Vesely, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Siren Eun Young Jung.