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Toxic Research

Political Ecologies and the Matter of Damage

Noah Theriault and Simi Kang

, 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

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Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

researching Elsewhere(s), and how might an Elsewhere affect a researcher's positionality and politics of representation? And, not least, how do relations with Elsewhere(s) as the not-yet-here—to lean on José Muñoz's (2009) articulation of queerness—open up

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(De)materializing Kinship—Holding Together Mutuality and Difference

Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Caroline E. Schuster

fundamentally concerned with the perceptible qualities of the world” ( Chumley and Harkness 2013: 3 ). Drawing inspiration from diverse bodies of scholarship, including material culture studies, linguistic anthropology, feminist and queer theories, and science

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Asale Angel-Ajani, Carolyn J. Dean, and Meg McLagan

the trans community] quickly gave way to charged condemnations of a white queer filmmaker representing a black and Latino world ( hooks 1992 ). This, in turn, was challenged by a literature on queer performativity that saw the film making a spectacle

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Releasing a Tradition

Diasporic Epistemology and the Decolonized Curriculum

Jovan Scott Lewis

breadth and full extension of their intellectual contributions through sequestered existences in syllabi themes and weeks (queer, indigenous, feminist, Black) that speak only to their most obvious dimension of identity. Such are the epistemological ‘tools

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Liana Chua and Omri Grinberg

historical and cultural specificity, and what its ‘dark sides’ and limitations might be. Second, we close with an afterword by Naisargi Dave, an anthropologist of queer and animal activism in India, who reflects on the possibilities posed by a synaesthetics

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“Real, practical emancipation”?

Subaltern politics and insurgent citizenship in contemporary India

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

University Press . 10.1017/CBO9780511492211 Corrigan , Philip , and David Sayer . 1985 . The great arch: English state formation as cultural revolution . Oxford : Basil Blackwell . Dave , Naisargi N . 2012 . Queer activism in India: A story in the

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Witnessing and Testimony as Event

Israeli NGOs, Palestinian Witnesses, and the Undoing of Human Rights Bureaucracy

Omri Grinberg

. Delhi : Oxford University Press . Das , V. 2007 . Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary . Berkeley : University of California Press . Dave , N. N. 2012 . Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics

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Ritty Lukose

differentiated institutionalization, since the 1970s and 1980s, of Women Studies, Queer Theory, and Gender and Sexuality Studies around the world. It is important to remember that feminist interventions within the terrain of knowledge have always had a

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Desire for the political in the aftermath of the Cold War

Dace Dzenovska and Nicholas De Genova

: American exceptionalism, imperial multiculturalism, and the global security state ”. Identities 17 ( 6 ): 613 – 640 . 10.1080/1070289X.2010.533523 De Genova , Nicholas . 2010b . “ The queer politics of migration: Reflections on ‘illegality’ and