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GLQ (2016) 22 (3): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that the new national heroes trope functions ideologically to praise, cultivate, and broker flexible Filipino labor while seeking to quell a host of moral anxieties about gender, sexuality, and globalization. I argue that the naming of outsourced laborers as new national heroes extends the logic of the labor...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 239–266.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Samuel Solomon “Offsetting Queer Literary Labor” asks how LGBTQ+ people and other feminists navigated late twentieth-century changes in print technology from roughly 1965 to 1990, a period in which typesetting was first computerized and then all but abandoned as part of the preprint process. I do...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 541–566.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Juno Jill Richards This study follows the oceanic routes of female migrant laborers as a way to reconsider the geographies of queer theory through the colonial port city. In so doing, the author highlights feminized forms of migrant labor, including sex work and care work, as a central facet...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 January 2012
... autonomously: the psychic realm of desire and the material realm of accumulation and exchange. If we take seriously the notion of affect in relation to labor, then the daily, repetitive performances through which bodies are socially legible as gendered (whether coded as queer or straight) constitute a kind...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (2-3): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2008
...” at the British penal colony in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The prosecution of same-sex eroticism among forced migrants at the colony turns out to be intimately entangled with prison labor, discourses of visibility, recontoured landscapes, criminalization of everyday activities, and a politics of surmise...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 391–406.
Published: 01 October 2014
... between sexuality and eating, food, and food labor. These “systems” have tremendous impact on the construction of the human and the nonhuman in the context of a transcolonial, transnational, and hemispheric modernity. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 This content is made freely available...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sianne Ngai This essay reads a series of social or capitalist abstractions: the iconic smiley face; Karl Marx's notoriously tricky concept of abstract, value-constituting labor; and the “soldier's body” qua allegory of value in contemporary American poet Rob Halpern's book Music for Porn (2012...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jeanne Vaccaro The public artwork Crochet Coral Reef and the ecocatastrophe of coral erosion are a prompt in this essay to examine the geometric shapes and patterns of harm for transgender life. Connecting the handmade labor of making identity to markets of environmental crisis, the essay...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 January 2017
...? This article addresses such questions by examining the İstanbul Ansiklopedisi , the never-completed, lifetime labor of love of the mid-twentieth-century Turkish historian Reşad Ekrem Koçu. The entries and illustrations in the eleven extant volumes turn out to be a veritable treasure trove of queer history...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Michael Nebeling Petersen; Charlotte Kroløkke; Lene Myong Transnational surrogacy and the reproductive practices it entails raise interesting questions about genetic relatedness, kinship formation, and the stratification of reproductive labor and rights. This article discusses two high-profile...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (1): 135–143.
Published: 01 January 2011
...) recasts trafficking by defining it as a crime of labor exploitation (not prostitution) that can harm any person (not just women and girls). Despite this reframing, the melodramatic narrative used to tell the story of trafficking subverts the new laws by highlighting sexual danger, innocent women, and male...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 603–618.
Published: 01 October 2011
... and creates an “archive of feelings” through the affective labor of redrawing the Lesbian Herstory Archives shelves. The Gallery also features Mitchell's Deep Lez I statement, a manifesto that calls for a return to lesbian feminist culture as a resource for contemporary queer cultures. © 2011 by Duke...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 87–106.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of the 1960s and 1970s, a new mode of power emerged that constitutes surplus as both surplus labor—produced out of the conditions of exploitation—and surplus existence—produced out of conditions of devaluation. In this new capitalist configuration, Moraga's very inconsistency can be read as a condition...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (2-3): 191–215.
Published: 01 June 2008
... expansively theorize conceptual space both to rethink submerged sexual, racial histories and to comment on the intersections between African diaspora and queer experiences in a contemporary era of Haitian refugees, transnational Dominican laborers, and international West Indian “gay” activists. Texts examined...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (4): 569–604.
Published: 01 October 2016
... deploys public ethnography, social history, and political-institutional discourse analysis. Providing avenues for thinking differently about both security politics and dissidence, this study offers three theory tools: emancipatory inhiraf and labor agency, child sovereignties and ‘Eid temporalities...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (1): 39–59.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Liza Tom; Shilpa Menon This article examines the transition ritual ( nirvanam ) in a specific community of thirunangais , a regional transfeminine community characterized by ritual practices of worship and labor, to inquire into forms of religious worlding and subject- formation that take place...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (4): 509–532.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to be captivating his body more and more completely. As against these imperatives of maximized bodily instrumentalization—crosswired to whiteness, labor, reproductivity—Thoreau tests out the possibilities of a more errant carnality, a “wildness” that, I argue, both is and is not an expression of what, by the end...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 515–540.
Published: 01 October 2022
... a legal “conduct test” to classify a person as incapable self-support — and therefore feebleminded — on the basis of same-sex sexual relationships, refusal to marry, interdependence, or failure to meet gendered labor norms. Throughout, the article details how eugenic family studies mapped disability...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 567–587.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., telling, and laboring waste are themselves critiques of how property orders earth, and they are ecological modes forged elsewhere. Through the analytics of flyness, becoming fill, and queer Black geometries of relationality, Betty shows us that living as and proximate to waste refracts fugitive...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 673–675.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Kevin Floyd Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera . Hennessy Rosemary . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2013 . xxvi + 301 pp . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...