Camila Esguerra Muelle
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia


I intend herein to revise how the longstanding colonial horizon of gender and sexuality —within the framework of colonial relations between Latin America and Spain, which are recreated and updated through migration, displacement, exile, and banishment— plays a role in the workings of the Border Industrial Complex. This paper draws from my work on migrations from an intersectional approach, including ten-year reflection and multisite ethnographic research —in Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, and Cartagena, Madrid and Barcelona. I will show how people with non-hegemonic sexualities and identities have become part of the migrating industry fodder amid the operation of “transnational care plots”, and in the context of the international neocolonial agenda “against gender ideology”.

Keywords: Gender, sexuality, migration, care regimes, LGBT, migrating meat, transnational care plots.