. Such categories are themselves informed by a North-South directionality of knowledge about sexual difference, in which Northern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) identity frameworks simultaneously shape Southern responses to queer
Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey
Siobhan B. Somerville
This article offers a first-person account of the author's experience teaching an undergraduate course on local queer culture, using her own campus as the site for primary research. The course asks how students might understand the role of Midwestern public universities in the production of queer culture. And how might such knowledge revise understandings of queer culture and its locations, both in the past and in the present? The author describes the course design, the goals of introducing undergraduate students to two scholarly methods (archival research and ethnography) and a number of original research projects undertaken by students.
Hadley Z. Renkin
Violent attacks on gay and lesbian activities in the public sphere, coupled with verbal aggression against sexual minorities by right-wing politicians in Hungary and other postsocialist countries, illustrate the centrality of sexuality in questions of postsocialist transition. This article discusses the limits of current scholarly interpretations of homophobia in postsocialist countries. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on LGBT activism in Hungary, it argues that by undertaking public projects that assert multiple forms of identity and community, LGBT people, although often portrayed as passive objects of the changing configurations of power of Hungary's transition, have raised a radical challenge to traditional imaginings of the boundaries between national and transnational meanings. It is this challenge—the proposal of a “queering” of belonging—to which right-wing, nationalist actors have responded with public violence.
David A. B. Murray
In this paper I want to trace how and why The Invention of Culture (IOC) has resonated strongly throughout my encounters with anthropological theory and fieldsite experiences in the Caribbean. I briefly outline how some of its key analytical arguments about the meanings and applications of the ‘culture’ concept can be productively compared and applied to what at first glance might appear to be quite unrelated ‘new’ theoretical models about gender and sexuality, particularly Judith Butler’s ‘performative’ approach, more than twenty-five years after its initial publication.
The Queer Cartography of French Gay Men's Geo-social Media Use
Dominique Pierre Batiste
Why do gay men utilise geo-social media applications such as Grindr and Scruff? Social media scholarship describes technological mediations and changes to social space and communities; however, there are theoretical gaps concerning what geo-social technology means for gay men. I suggest that gay men's ability to see other gay men, via geo-social media, reveals the queer cartography of any geographical location. This re-mapping of social space proves the public sphere less heteronormative than purported, cultivates community between gay men who may initiate face-to-face contact utilising geo-locative technology, and allows gay men to interact with one another outside of specifically gay spaces. This research is based in Toulouse, France, and adds to scholarship concerning French gay men's resistance to heteronormativity. This research also holds global significance concerning subjugated communities' uses of geo-social technology in their resistance against dominant cultures.
Waria, Anticipation and Existential Endings in Bali, Indonesia
matter when it comes to envisioning futures. In his 2009 book Queer Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz discusses a poem entitled ‘Having a Coke With You’, written in the early 1960s by Beat poet Frank O'Hara, that describes the act of two male lovers sharing a
Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga
empowering the individual against societal boundaries and violence. Dafne Accoroni Université de Lyon WILCOX, Melissa M., Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody , 336 pp., notes, bibliography, index. New York: NYU Press, 2018
’Arche and Driessen about carers at a care home – how did these individuals come to take these roles? In working in social services, I was struck by the subject positions of others with whom I worked: they were often deaf people, people of colour, queer and
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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