, accumulation, and violence, but it varies in how well it addresses other dimensions of the affected communities’ complex realities and concerns. We turn next to recent efforts to reckon with the queerness, generativity, and even protectiveness of toxics
Political Ecologies and the Matter of Damage
Noah Theriault and Simi Kang
Han Tao and Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures
Elisabeth L. Engebretsen and William F. Schroeder (eds.) with Hongwei Bao, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2015, ISBN 978-877-694-155-0, 274 pp., Hb: £60, Pb: £20.
Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Tongzhi Activism in Postsocialist China
Hongwei Bao, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018, ISBN 978-87-7694-236-6, 265 pp., Hb: £65, Pb: £22.50.
White Gold: Stories of Breast Milk Sharing
Susan Falls, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017, ISBN 978-1-4962-0189-8. 242 pp., Hb: $65, Pb: $25.
This article will analyse the power relations involved in social movement research, exploring alternative epistemological practices that resist and subvert academic conventions in order to create new modes of knowing. I will critique the production of a knowledge that aims at liberation and emancipation by conducting research 'about' or 'on behalf of' social movements, and I will show how this approach might lead to their very subjection. It will be argued that, in order to avoid the reproduction of power relations they seek to resist, research practices need to go beyond dialectical modes of knowing, departing from assumptions of the subject/object of knowledge, of objective/subjective research and from the hierarchy between theory and praxis. A precedent is found in the research approaches of post-colonial, activist, and queer studies that seek to experiment different modes of knowing, based not on observation and participation, but on learning from the experience of resistance in social movements: in this way resistant practices become an epistemological perspective rather than an object of study, and research can become a tool of resistance.
Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in Conversation
Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab
intersectionality, it has been appropriated … Nof It has been appropriated by Western hegemonic discourses when it comes to refugeehood, women, sexualities, and gender. Even if we look at the queer concept—queerness and queer as a concept, it's against
Some Reflections on Biomedical Culture, Futurity and Finitude
covidiot on a popular gay Facebook group opines, we ‘were told to shut down to avoid overruns of the hospitals [and] not that we would shut down as a cure’. My covidiots are queer, but they are also Edelman's (2004) queers because they do not fight for
Julien Brachet, Victoria L. Klinkert, Cory Rodgers, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Elieth Eyebiyi, Rachel Benchekroun, Grzegorz Micek, Natasha N. Iskander, Aydan Greatrick, Alexandra Bousiou, and Anne White
Denise Venturi, is a comprehensive edited volume of 18 chapters, providing a timely and inciteful contribution to the literature on the topic of sexuality-based asylum. Its scope is impressive, presenting research on and with queer or LGBTI refugees in
Bodies, Affect, Power
Marston 2011 ; Laketa 2016a , 2016b ) and from feminist, queer, and postcolonial engagements with violence and terror ( Amoore 2020 ; Bhattacharyya 2013 ; Das 2007 ; Puar  2018; Sjoberg 2009 ; Wilcox 2015 ), the analysis that this article rests
The Biopolitical Science of Toxicity
characteristic of White liberal feminism, drawing instead from Black, Indigenous, and women of color feminisms, as well as socialist, postcolonial, and queer feminisms. (See Halley 2006 for an overview of feminist genealogies. ) I posit that a critical feminist
Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem
wave of black, queer, and gendered activism currently unfolding in Rio and Brazil. Drawing inspiration from critical black Brazilian scholarship such as the work of Abdias do Nascimento and Lélia Gonzales, this movement was already gaining momentum when
Mike Classon Frangos
which it is engaged. In this article, I situate Kunskapens frukt in the context of feminist comics, paying particular attention to how Strömquist's work blends feminist and queer theory, gender studies and menstrual art and activism in the comics