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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (4): 803–826.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Rostom Mesli This essay extracts the concept of “benign sexual variation” from the work of feminist anthropologist Gayle Rubin. The concept has been largely ignored by queer theorists and has often been misunderstood as liberal by feminists. In this essay, I seek to illuminate the concept's radical...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2007) 106 (3): 565–576.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Elizabeth A. Povinelli Duke University Press 2007 Elizabeth A. Povinelli Disturbing Sexuality ​For the past twenty-two years I have worked with members of a small indigenous community, Belyuen...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 693–713.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Matthew Tinkcom This essay argues that the ubiquity of digital media for representations of sexuality is rivaled only by the fact that any positive outcome for such media is largely ignored in both popular and scholarly imaginations about it. The essay examines John Cameron Mitchell's 2006 Shortbus...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (4): 861–878.
Published: 01 October 2018
... considered well-established democracies. The following essay contributes to these attempts from a feminist perspective. Given that questions of gender, family, and sexuality figure prominently within contemporary right-wing movements, but so far are rarely addressed in works drawing on the Frankfurt School...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 405–410.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Paul B. Preciado The “marriage for all” law, passed by the French Parliament in 2013, could be thought of as a sign of social progress. But if we observe its terms from the viewpoint of contemporary relationships between biotechnologies and sexuality, we can conclude instead that the law has...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 265–285.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Gregory Tomso The emergence of intentionally unsafe sex—“viral sex”—among men who have sex with men has led to the emergence of several new sexual identities, including barebackers, bug chasers, gift givers, and virus breeders, and it raises pressing questions about the nature of sexual freedom...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 179–204.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the scholarship by showing that sexual norms critically shape where and how states draw distinctions between legal and illegal status. In Ireland at the turn of the millennium, pregnant migrants were constructed as paradigmatic figures of illegal immigration, whose arrival and childbearing were to be prevented...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (3): 477–496.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Tim Dean This essay reconsiders biopolitical theory in relation to Michel Foucault’s pursuit of the problematic of pleasure during the final decade of his work. The question of pleasure straddles the temporal and methodological gulf that separates the first volume of his History of Sexuality from...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2014) 113 (3): 447–473.
Published: 01 July 2014
... and voyeuristic surveillance, but prison officers deny any sexual content in these procedures while satisfying their professional gatekeeping tasks—the maintenance of carceral boundaries effectively blurring any formal distinctions between voyeuristic desire and bureaucratic duty. The state’s securitization...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (3): 507–525.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., and queer sports spectacle, I propose that a different genealogy located in the chitlin circuit and barnstorming would recognize performances, style, and aesthetics as escape from racialized gender and style and would provide gender anarchy and sexual fluidity in ways that camp cannot. References...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 629–636.
Published: 01 July 2020
... against each piece of news of sexist violence. In that atmosphere, and following a massive feminist strike on March 8, the denunciation of sexual abuse presented by several seasonal strawberry pickers in Huelva leaps into the media. Some collectives call for a march, expecting it to go viral again...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (2): 285–299.
Published: 01 April 2021
... addresses the unique challenges of creating an ethical pace of life for those multiply marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, and ability. The author focuses on her own occupation in the academy and in the field of digital humanities as a necessary case study to argue that, in our social justice visions...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 573–590.
Published: 01 July 2021
... and criminalization, is unable to undo how racial capitalism constructs sex work as not a legitimate form of work. While labor protections are important, sex work offers opportunity for the development of antiwork potentials. Many people engaging in sexual performance or trading sex are already creating spaces where...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 553–571.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of affective labor to their work. In so doing, interlocutors reap the benefits of deploying embodied knowledge—the harnessing and transformation of insight derived from lived experiences of racial, gender, and sexual subjection into useful strategies, tactics, and tools—to secure material and human resources...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of “digital sex work” have been both overly technological deterministic and optimistic, largely invisibilizing capital and the new forms of power and control it enables. The authors argue that the dominant platform for digital sex work in the United Kingdom, AdultWork, is reshaping the market in direct sexual...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 609–629.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Gregory Mitchell; Thaddeus Blanchette While there is a growing literature focusing on clients in sexual economies, much of this relies on heteronormative and/or unproven assumptions about masculinity and men’s motivations for purchasing sex. This collaborative ethnographic research takes...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (4): 771–778.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Dharman Jeyasingham Across many Western countries, a substantial proportion of public toilets have either closed or been materially adapted in order to prevent their use for sex, while sexual interactions in public spaces generally, and toilets in particular, are policed more effectively than ever...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as a form of sexual dissidence opposed in every way to the social forms enshrined by domestic ideology. This essay explores what comes into view if we theorize domesticity as a class privilege with no necessary relationship to heterosexual marriage. By identifying gender-neutral facets of domesticity...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (1): 101–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and who died quite young of an AIDS-related illness. His riveting writings on race and sexual submission—not to mention the critical response to Sedgwick's publication of them—provide an easy occasion for a certain kind of paranoid social-constructionist reading not only of the queerness of the death...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (3): 673–692.
Published: 01 July 2011
... New York Times exposé of child pornography and prostitution online, created his own porn site with his teenaged self as the main attraction. Once he was caught, however, he was able to enact a gothic and improbable melodrama of innocence seduced and betrayed by adult sexual predators online...