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    Introduction - decolonizing sexualities: transnational perspectives, critical interventions

    Bakshi, S. and Jivraj, S. and Posocco, Silvia (2016) Introduction - decolonizing sexualities: transnational perspectives, critical interventions. In: Bakshi, S. and Jivraj, S. and Posocco, Silvia (eds.) Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions. Oxford, UK: Counterpress.

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    Book synopsis: Decolonizing Sexualities brings together creative, activist and scholarly contributions on the diverse ways in which sexuality, race and religion intersect in different national settings and transnationally. Contributors address the ways in which categories, theories and knowledge travel across locations or fail to do so and consider the political implications of such processes for differently situated sexual subjectivities. Queer of color critique emerges as a set of key analytical tools to deconstruct intersectional forms of oppression against and within marginalized communities such as processes of racialization and as a means to repoliticize ‘queer’ and build coalitions among communities of color, in particular in Europe (including Southern and Eastern Europe). The volume asks how the kind of knowledges dubbed as ‘minoritarian’ from (disciplinary) mainstream perspectives, such as ‘ethnic studies’, ‘queer studies’, ‘postcolonial studies’, ‘intersectionality’ intersect, travel and generate critical interventions for understanding a range of complex dynamics. These include for example, how multicultural manifestations are reined in to legitimate (homo)nationalist structures that draw upon long-standing histories of colonialism, and how a critical discussion of transphobia unsettles assumptions about the status of community and belonging.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 12:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27


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