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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 680–685.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Thomas Hendriks thomas.hendriks@kuleuven.be Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Serena Dankwa's work Knowing Women is a rare and precious gift that will undoubtedly reshape the contours of queer African studies. I hope the following can help transmit this gift of queer...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 676–680.
Published: 01 December 2022
... as the scholarship of queer African studies comes of age, the field boasts few empirical studies. Dankwa's book demonstrates why this matters. It is not a question whether empirical studies are more valuable than discursive analyses based on literature, art, or popular culture. Indeed, research from...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 671–675.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to their members, Stella struggled to find women who were willing to participate in her association. To describe the complex relationships between “knowing women” in Ghana, Dankwa purposely abstains from using Western categorization like “queer,” “lesbian,” and/or “bisexual.” These terms stem from a “coming...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 669–671.
Published: 01 December 2022
... into conversation with a broader and sophisticated, politicized literature that is equally skeptical of area studies and queer theory emanating from the global North. 5 Dankwa's fieldwork centers on women in southern Ghana who pursue romantic and erotic relationships with other women, and her book opens...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 685–688.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that unfolded in the research encounters and in my interlocutors' life histories, my book was indeed an attempt to decolonize queer and feminist theories. Thus, I highly appreciate Mbaye's gesture toward African feminist fiction writers whose stories speak of taboo subjects including erotic friendship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 263–274.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to queer black women. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 South Africa Jacob Zuma rape Rudyard Kipling literature and colonial history patriarchy racism Thanks to Sumaya Mall for drawing my attention to the Kipling reference during the Zuma rape trial some years ago, and to Hugh...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . New York : Columbia University Press , 1999 . Boellstorff Tom . A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2007 . ———. The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 559.
Published: 01 December 2022
... would resist any common identity category such as “lesbian” or “queer.” The contributors, and Dankwa in her reply, consider the implications of this strategic essentialism as an intervention both in ethnography and queer studies. ...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 237–253.
Published: 01 May 2022
... is consolidated through its difference from the unfreedom and unhumanity of Blackness and Iranian-ness (and by extension, Muslim-ness and Middle Eastern-ness). This difference is materialized in the uneven distribution of resources that render “racially queered” 12 populations disposable due to the scarcity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (1): 206–220.
Published: 01 May 2022
....” 31 This explains the experience of a pending death caused by providing rights while getting caught in a temporal standstill and trying to secure recognition by a discourse of rights that heavily depends on essentialist and timeless notions of identity. Doing ethnography with Iranian queer and trans...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 161–163.
Published: 01 August 2010
... draw on other domains such as of the mourning figure as the locus of feminist literary studies, anthropology, queer theory, de- opposition to the state and argues instead for velopment studies, history, and sociology.2 This a more robust agonistic approach...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in the Toronto. She received her PhD from the University Department of Anthropology at the University of of Michigan in 2006. Dave’s book, Queer Activism in Washington. She received her PhD from Yale Univer- India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics (Duke Uni- sity in 2013, and her...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (2): 279–293.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Am Not a Secularist . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1999 . Halberstam Judith . The Queer Art of Failure . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2011 . Halley Janet Rittich Kerry . “ Critical Directions in Comparative Family Law: Genealogies...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 656–667.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of love as transcendence—the kind of love that leaves the world bare, as Arendt argued—a collection of moral islands with their certain affinities, where no one needs or dares drown in queer compassions. Risk is constitutive to this nontranscendent, nonsovereign love and, therefore, so is killing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 30–42.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Dawe Kevin , 78 – 95 . Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press , 2005 . Godard Jean-Luc dir. Notre Musique . New York : Wellspring Media, 2004. DVD, 79 min. Gopinath Gayatri . “ Archive, Affect, and the Everyday: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions .” In Political Emotions: New Agendas...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (2): 437–446.
Published: 01 August 2012
... this para- digm and insisting on the indivisibility of the struggle for liberation. The lesbian group Aswat Comparative and the queer groups Al- Qaws and “Palestin- Studies of ian Queers for BDS [Boycott, Divestment...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (2): 479–480.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that text and and the popular nicely frames the specifi c strate- gies employed by the literary texts to intervene in roughs’s rich response to the Tangier of the ‘right or reproduce the various discourses of American now.’ . . . Burroughs queers the queer Tangier of 491 orientalism...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (2): 481–482.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that text and and the popular nicely frames the specifi c strate- gies employed by the literary texts to intervene in roughs’s rich response to the Tangier of the ‘right or reproduce the various discourses of American now.’ . . . Burroughs queers the queer Tangier of 491 orientalism...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (2): 482–483.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that text and and the popular nicely frames the specifi c strate- gies employed by the literary texts to intervene in roughs’s rich response to the Tangier of the ‘right or reproduce the various discourses of American now.’ . . . Burroughs queers the queer Tangier of 491 orientalism...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (2): 483–485.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that text and and the popular nicely frames the specifi c strate- gies employed by the literary texts to intervene in roughs’s rich response to the Tangier of the ‘right or reproduce the various discourses of American now.’ . . . Burroughs queers the queer Tangier of 491 orientalism...