During the period of the presidential elections in Brazil in the automn 2018, Miriam Grosssi, Carmen Rial, and Paola Bacchetta were at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and together with other researchers created a network of vigilance and solidarity against extreme right in Brazil, but also in the United States, France, etc.
"One of the most useful approaches to thinking about power globally is the notion of "scattered hegemonies", which shows the existence of many configurations of hot and cold powers, scattered around the world, at different scales and in different records – financial, military, ethnic, media, technical.
I propose to add to it the notion of coformations to think power relations, subjects, conditions and behaviors.
Indeed, in mainstream feminist theorizing, gender has often been conceptualized as a single axis, vector, or system, or in terms of binary sex classes.
After the subaltern, post-colonial and decolonial studies, the notion of decentering in the approach to the construction, organization, translation, transmission and reception of knowledge is renewed for both questionning hegemonic knowledge, but also to leave room for other logics and other knowledges, for new politics of the common.
It is particularly as a relational dimension that the notion of decentering proves to be the most interesting in terms of an efficient critique of neo-colonialisms and persistent cleavages in globalization.