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    ‘Gay Culture Rampant in Hyderabad’: analysing the political and libidinal economy of homophobia

    Osserman, Jordan (2019) ‘Gay Culture Rampant in Hyderabad’: analysing the political and libidinal economy of homophobia. In: Frosh, Stephen (ed.) New Voices in Psychosocial Studies. Palgrave, pp. 179-193. ISBN 9783030327576.

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    Jordan Osserman offers a case study of an event in India that ruptures assumptions about queerness and heteronormativity. In February 2011, the Telugu Indian news station TV9 aired a sensationalistic expose entitled ‘Gay Culture Rampant in Hyderabad’. In an unexpected turn of events that seemed to catch the network by surprise, the segment generated widespread opposition and outrage, culminating in an injunction from the News Broadcasters’ Standards Authority (NBSA) requiring TV9 to issue an on-air apology and pay a 1 lakh fine. The event became a flashpoint in the fast-moving history of queer India. Osserman examines the fantasmatic universe of queer criminality that TV9 constructed, in order to better understand how the production and dissemination of homophobic fantasy within a local context relates to larger geopolitical force.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2662-2629
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jordan Osserman
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 07:00
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:57


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