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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

heteropatriarchal script plays out within Romanian and Bulgarian national communities, most members of which share heteropatriarchal values. As norms regulating acceptable sexual behaviors differ sharply between the two scripts, the migrant sex workers need to bear

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate

cultural norms of British nobility that require women to be chaste and honorable. Anna, however, is not domesticated at home like the typical African woman. She even has a domestic helper called Mutua. However, her bone of contention is that she plays a

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Lowry Martin

appropriate images to convey the hard reality of Morocco and the silences it imposes on everyone ( Knegt 2014 ). In the context of queer sexualities—those that fail to adhere to heteropatriarchal norms—Taïa has stated that he views this silence as a function

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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

, and conventional morality, have acted to stabilize the norms and values in place. He suggests that the ideological hold of such authorities has become broken “by decades of challenge and change and eroded by the dissolving powers of global flows

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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

; Reichstadt et al. 2010 ; Wentzell 2017 ). As such, aging cannot be understood as a standalone life process. The role of individual life-histories, in conjunction with gendered norms, socialized bodies, and “emotional practices,” is therefore integral to a

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James K. Beggan

conflict implicitly. Just as Katherine Frank (2003) described the appeal of the strip club as a foreign land where gender norms are reversed because beautiful women vie for the attention of men, external ejaculation inverts the direction of sexual

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

The behaviors and actions that an individual carries out in their daily life and how they are translated by their society overdetermine the gender one might have—or not—according to social norms. However, do the postulates enounced by feminist and queer Western thinkers still maintain their validity when the context changes? Can the performances of gender carry out their validity when the landscape is other than the one in Europe or the United States? And how can the context of drag complicate these matters? These are the questions that this article will try to answer by analyzing the 2015 movie Viva by Irish director Paddy Breathnach.

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“Undoing” Gender

Nexus of Complicity and Acts of Subversion in The Piano Teacher and Black Swan

Neha Arora and Stephan Resch

Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher (2001) and Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) are films about women directed by men. Both films unorthodoxly chart women artists’ struggle with the discipline imposed on them by the arts and by their live-in mothers. By portraying mothers as their daughters’ oppressors, both films disturb the naïve “women = victims and men = perpetrators” binary. Simultaneously, they deploy audiovisual violence to exhibit the violence of society’s gender and sexuality policy norms and use gender-coded romance narratives to subvert the same gender codes from within this gender discourse. Using Judith Butler’s and Michael Foucault’s theories, we argue that Haneke and Aronofsky “do” feminism unconventionally by exposing the nexus of women’s complicity with omnipresent societal power structures that safeguard gender norms. These films showcase women concurrently as victim-products and complicit partisans of socially constructed gender ideology to emphasize that this ideology can be destabilized only when women “do” their gender and sexuality differently through acts of subversion.

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Andrew J. Ball

critical methods to show that the feminist potential of the slasher genre was co-opted and transformed by major studios to reinforce the norms of cis white masculinity. She introduces her concept of “the hegemonic imagination” to demonstrate how an

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Anxious Breath

An Autoethnographic Exploration of Non-binary Queerness, Vulnerability, and Recognition in Step Out

Lara Bochmann and Erin Hampson

fail to attend to. Discussing visibility and recognition and challenging norms through stepping outside also bring up, for us, the topic of resistance. Through our reflection, we concluded that persistence and resistance are inherent in non