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First published: June 1, 2023 – Last updated: June 1, 2023


Speaker: Viviana Beatriz MacManus

Title: Sexual Necropolitics and Resistance during Argentina’s “Dirty War”


Conference: 38th Annual Meeting of the National Women's Studies Association: Just Imagine. Imaginging Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making and the Radical Politics of Futures (November 8-10, 2018) – Online Program

Session: 406. Sexual Violence in Art and Activism: Promises, Pitfalls, and Possibilities (Moderator: Amanda Apgar)

Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date: November 10, 2018

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: Argentine Hiatory | Types: State Terrorism / Military Dictatorship in Argentina; Representations: Films / Garage Olimpo




Speaker: Viviana Beatriz MacManus, , Occidental College

Abstract: »This paper examines sexualnecropolitics in the Argentinean film, Garage Olimpo. The film is a fictional account of the detention of activist Maria during the Argentinean dictatorship. The portrayal of Maria’s captive body on screen evinces the centrality of sexuality in necropolitics as the masculinist, military state reinforced absolute power over her death through sexual means. Drawing on Hortense Spillers’ term “pornotrope” and Achille Mbembe’s concept of necropolitics, this paper asks the following: is it possible for narrative cinema to represent sexual violence committed by the masculinist state without making a fetishistic spectacle of captive bodies?« (Source: Onine Program)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of Argentina | Films: Argentine films / Garage Olimpo | : State terrorism | Sex and the law: Sexual violence