Feminist biopolitics and subversive aesthetics

  • Ivanas Bentes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Keywords: Biopolitics, gender theories, aesthetics, networks


The political and aesthetic issues that emerge from feminist activist practice, expressed in the case study that we are going to analyze: images/photographs/memes posted in the Instagram profile of the character/performer Ex-Miss Febem, created by the artist and activist Aleta Valente. In this context, we will reflect Beatriz Preciado’s notions of “gender technologies” and “counter-sexuality” in the construction of a post-feminism.


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Author Biography

Ivanas Bentes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Professora do Programa de Pós Graduação em Comunicação da UFRJ
How to Cite
Bentes, I. (2017). Feminist biopolitics and subversive aesthetics. MATRIZes, 11(2), 93-109. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p93-109