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Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... queer storytelling urban life exploring sexuality ...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059066-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... exploring sexuality ...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Jennifer DeClue takes up Juana Maria Rodriguez’s challenge to embrace the pleasure of “untamed erotics” and not shy away from exploring the materiality of sexuality and the problematics of sex play and fantasy among racialized subjectivities. In so doing, DeClue examines three films of black...
Published: 05 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027218-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2721-8
... Tristan explores her gender as a queer femme. LGBTQ femme butch/femme sexual identity Joan Nestle ...
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027195-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... Gloria Anzaldúa explores the complexities of identity in a poetic rendition of the borderlands. Combining creative writing and cultural analysis, Anzaldúa explores the shifting politics of identity and subjectivity in the borderlands of Texas and offers a new imaginary horizon of revolutionary...
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027195-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... Through ethnography, Lionel Cantú explores the ways sexuality has impacted the experience of immigrant men. He sheds light on how traditional family and chosen family relationships shape and influence migration. Cantú argues for the centrality of a queer political economy in order to unveil how...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059066-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... Centered on a young boy who has been teased and bullied for years because he cries a lot, this coming-of-age story explores issues of effeminophobia, sexual possession, passion, and openness. For the story’s protagonist, being penetrated by his sexual partner is a form of erotic submission...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... Analyses of everyday experiential narratives, television content, and a novel explore the ways in which black people, especially black women, are envisioned in the cultural archive. Among the patterns that come to the fore are sexualization, inferiorization, which includes relegation...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374619-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7461-9
... How did revolutionary literature deal with issues of youth, love, sex/sexuality, and their various implications? This chapter argues that youth was in fact a key component in revolutionary literature, and that the imaginary of youth constituted a particular historical practice through which...
Published: 06 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027317-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2731-7
... Grindr is among the most subscribed social networking apps in Pakistan. The chapter explores the uses of Grindr among men in Pakistan. It argues that Grindr's usage in Pakistan creates opportunities for casual sexual encounters and demonstrates the construction of a cosmopolitan queer identity...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375883-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7588-3
... with his sexual “identity” and that has seen him as challenging both the racial and sexual prejudices of his missionary peers. It uses the Yate scandal to explore a series of overlapping debates about the ways in which missionaries should modulate intimacy, the consequences of certain types of sexual acts...
Book Chapter

By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... This chapter offers a reflection on how we are directed along certain paths, often through the promise of happiness. It also explores how we are redirected by the threat of unhappiness. Drawing on Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway , the chapter explores how in becoming feminist we...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376033-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7603-3
... This chapter explores how television and scandal magazines of the 1950s competed and converged through their use of stars whose personas had been established by the film industry. The recyclings of Maureen O’Hara through the moral biography of This Is Your Life and the scandalous gossip...
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027621-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2762-1
... Chapter 3 explores how Kenyan politics triangulated discourses of race and sexuality through the colony’s major populations: white, African, and Indian. It focuses on a political crisis that occurred in the early 1920s, when Kenyan Indians’ demands for political equality with whites came...
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 26 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374749-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7474-9
... Shifting attention to Section 377’s archives, the chapter explores the subjective histories of this statute. Showing that case law and police crime reports for the antisodomy law are primarily related to child sexual assault, this chapter reveals the irrationalities of a law used quite...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375081-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7508-1
... This chapter explores the distinctive features and contributions of Chinese queer theory, focused on the works of Cui Zi’en, Josephine Ho, Wang Ping, and Ding Naifei. These writers develop a unique form of queer Marxism by theorizing the material conditions of possibility for queer thinking...
Published: 11 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027492-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2749-2
... Queerness is increasingly entangled with the fertility industry, signaled by an emerging discourse of queer reproductive citizenship. The introduction positions contemporary queer family making as a rich site from which to explore cultural understandings of race, sexuality, and relatedness...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373728-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7372-8
... Chapter 5 explores the 20 February Movement in Morocco. It argues that this movement represents an inaugurative moment that set into motion new political, cultural, and gendered sensibilities and modalities of mobilization. By forging new modes of political engagement and discursive spaces...
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... Blackness indigeneity empire Through ethnography, Lionel Cantú explores the ways sexuality has impacted the experience of immigrant men. He sheds light on how traditional family and chosen family relationships shape and influence migration. Cantú argues for the centrality of a queer political...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 08 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024460-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9375-6
... This chapter explores the work of the poet, writer, and psychologist Lydia Kwa. Attuned to psychoanalytical knots, Kwa's four novels are about jouissance (ecstasy out of pain, implicitly or explicitly sexual) in lives affected by psychosocial and sociopolitical change. They can be read...