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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1. Disha Pinky Shaikh , by Prateek Draik for the Dalit Queer Project (October 10, 2019). Disha is a Dalit trans activist and the first trans spokesperson of a political party in Maharashtra. Courtesy of Dalit Queer Project. More
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 169–186.
Published: 01 October 2015
... child­ hood in favor of extended conceptualizations wherein multiple authority figures provide their own versions of the same theory for Nan's difference or queerness-a term I'm using here to indicate Nan's implied homosexuality, her masculinity, and the radical openness ofpossibility that comes from her...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Figure 1. Disha Pinky Shaikh , by Prateek Draik for the Dalit Queer Project (October 10, 2019). Disha is a Dalit trans activist and the first trans spokesperson of a political party in Maharashtra. Courtesy of Dalit Queer Project. ...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 31–64.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of control she had had over the visibility of her sexual identity as a young adult, Foster suggests that it was only in the past two or three decades that coming out has been redefined, especially for celebrities, as a process that ideally involves the popular media. Many queer media scholars would concur...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2013
... This refusal to accept the world as it is, this rejection of normativity, coincides with what I'll be discussing as Bartleby's queerness in the following pages. But to un- derstand what's at stake in that queerness, to see why it matters in thinking about politics, literature, and the humanities, we must stay...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 265–274.
Published: 01 October 2011
... exism {and homophobia) , or racism {and Islamophobia) ? In a word, whom do you prefer-women and queers, or blacks and Muslims?2 The tensions between sexual and racial politics are certainly not new; the novelty resides in the context of sexual nationalisms in Europe since the beginning of the twenty...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of subjects who might constitute the antecedents of today’s queer populations and movements. This endeavor—looking for ourselves in the past to give ourselves a history—has produced a persistent evidentiary turn to the archive in the historiography on sexuality and has generated a documentary trove...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to fit a space left by the death of God If queer theory analyzes the discourses that swelled to fill the empty throne room of God, how could it not be troubled by lingering words about that old God? Queer re­ ligion will continue to make trouble for queer theory so long as religion contains the dangerous...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2024
... planters seeking to turn a profit, in the 1980s (re)production began to be organized by those seeking a “cure” for the “problem” of infertility; by those hoping to (re)produce genetically related offspring in wombs not their own; by gay, lesbian, and queer individuals and couples desiring to create kin...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 149–169.
Published: 01 October 2011
... of tolerating, even enjoying and promoting, the process of being unbuttoned. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick provides a very useful rubric for thinking about such interdisciplinary encounters. In an early meditation on how to think and feel about"queer;' Sedgwick comments that she has particularly valued those moments...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2011
... Cultuur: Nederlandse Identiteit als Fun­ dament (1997), 69-70. 3. George L. Mosse, Nationalism and Sexuality: Respectability andAbnormal Sexuality in Modern Europe (1985), chap. 7. 4. Matti Bunzl, "Jews, Queers, and Other Syniptoms: Recent Work in Jewish Cul­ tural Studies;' GLQ:AJournal ofLesbian and Gay...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 169–183.
Published: 01 October 2012
...£ In this respect, identity politics lies closer to a sacrificial religion than to a civic ethics:'6 While we have contested, pluralized, fractured, destabilized, localized, and globalized identity, while we have turned it into a playful and performative concept, queered it and critiqued it, these multiplications...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . “ Same-Sex Intimacies in the Early African Text Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672): Queer Reading an Ethiopian Woman Saint .” Research in African Literatures 47 ( 2016 ): 20 – 45 . Belcher Wendy Laura , and Kleiner Michael , trans. and ed. The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., and neoliberal governments under the idea of gender equality. The term "femonationalism" recalls to a certain extent Jasbir K.Puar's no­ tion of "homonationalism:' Puar uses this notion to identify the "discursive tactic that disaggregates US national gays and queers from racial and sexual others, foregrounding...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... in India (Duke University Press, 2009) , winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies, Modern Language As­ sociation (MLA) , 2010. She is co- editor (with Geeta Patel) of "Area Impossible: The Geopolitics of Queer Studies;' GLQ;AJournal ofLesbian and Gay...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 200–216.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of their physical beat: The power of the slogan, in other words, is its abilityto represent a violencethatneednoteverbe actualized:'30 Inthisrespect, the queer movement pursues the work of non-violent feminism, because it does not lay claim to killing or physical attacks as a mode ofaction even as it affirms...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
... gaze. We enunciate from the loci of Transylvanian rurality, Habsburg imperial space, plantation empire in Indonesia, queer desire in imperial and contemporary Ethiopia, and the United States as a unique entanglement of settler colonialism and slavery. Doing so, we look to off-center two imagined...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of what the future holds is the question of who holds the future. Black futures, Indigenous futures, Latinx futures, Dalit futurism, disabled futures, queer futures. These are some of the otherwise futures emerging and circulating across current domains of culture and scholarship. They are tendencies...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 122–147.
Published: 01 October 2012
... like to propose that the Moravians cultivated what we might today describe as a queer theology, a daily religious practice that encouraged both opposite- and same-sex eroticism in the most important domain of their lives-the spiritual. This theology also encouraged fluid gender identifica­ tions...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 209–222.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... And the losses faced by the LGBT community, which continued to mount into the early 1990s, occasioned the restitching of intracommunity bonds and intimacies as well as the emergence of ACT-UP UK and other militant queer projects. Echoes of these irruptions, dislocations, and recompositions can, I think, be heard...