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Écologies déviantes. Voyage en terres queers (Éditions Cambourakis, Paris, 2021) Présentation de son livre par Cy Lecerf Maulpoix


Les équipes d’Empires, Souths, Sexualities et Humanités  Environnementales du LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones – CNRS UMR 8225) ont le plaisir de vous inviter à leur prochaine séance de séminaire conjoint.
Elle aura lieu de 17h à 19h le 22 février à l’Université Paris Cité (Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle 830) et en ligne.
 
Cy Lecerf Maulpoix présentera son ouvrage intitulé Écologies déviantes. Voyage en terres queers (Éditions Cambourakis, Paris, 2021).
 
 
 
 
Biographie :
Cy Lecerf Maulpoix a fait partie de collectifs LGBTQI et de justice climatique en France depuis la COP21. En tant que journaliste et chercheur indépendant, il a écrit sur les luttes sociales, les migrations, la culture queer et la littérature à travers des entretiens, des enquêtes publiés dans la presse généraliste et spécialisée française. Il est également l’auteur de Écologies déviantes (Cambourakis 2021), Edward Carpenter et l’autre nature (Le Passager Clandestin 2022). Il poursuit actuellement plusieurs projets d’écriture et de traduction sur les mouvements de libération sexuelle, l’écologie, le militantisme sanitaire et la technocritique.


Résumé Écologies déviantes. Voyage en terres queers (Éditions Cambourakis, Paris, 2021) :
Tout à la fois voyage, enquête, cheminement personnel, réflexion politique sur l’articulation des luttes contemporaines, ce livre de Cy Lecerf Maulpoix, journaliste engagé dans les luttes LGBTQI et pour la justice climatique, nous entraîne dans les jardins anglais de l’artiste Derek Jarman, de l’écrivain socialiste Edward Carpenter, du Bloomsbury Group, sur les traces des Radical Faeries de l’Arizona à San Francisco jusqu’aux zones de cruising des lisières des grandes villes.
Parce qu’il met au jour des généalogies oubliées, ce texte permet de reconnaître la dette de l’écologie politique à ces précurseurEUSEs déviantEs. À l’heure où chacunE est concernéE par les enjeux écologiques planétaires, ce livre nécessaire propose de nouvelles pistes militantes et trace une ligne de crête sur laquelle construire, à partir de perspectives minoritaires, un mouvement réellement inclusif.

Pr. John Paul Ricco: Bersani’s Incongruous Sociality

“Bersani’s Incongruous Sociality”

Professor John Paul Ricco (University of Toronto)

Monday 17th October 2022, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm (Paris, France time).

Lecture: Professor John Paul Ricco’s (University of Toronto) ONLINE only

The event will be live streamed via zoom and registration is mandatory. Please register at this link,  https://u-paris.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcO-vqz8tGtbiSE3Gqi_yODhXkSUeU_Lk

Abstract: Bersani’s Incongruous Sociality

This talk considers Leo Bersani’s concept of “incongruity” as a key term in his thinking of ethical relation. Specifically, as a description of the desynchronized movement and impersonal configuration of bodies, psyches, thoughts, and things, in which the formal mobilization of aesthetic perceptions of sameness replace the immobilizing forces of desirous knowing and difference. Highlighted is the way in which sameness is not based on a single predicate of commonality, but instead obtains in similar forms of movement and/or stillness that inaugurate correspondences with others and the world. This sheds light on Bersani’s familiar notions of inaccurate replication and homo-narcissism within his broader exploration of potential intimacies pleasurably discovered via a sense of universal sameness as opposed to the often-murderous fixation on identity and difference.

 

BioJohn Paul Ricco is the author of The Logic of the Lure, and The Decision Between Us: art and ethics in the time of scenes, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Professor Ricco teaches Art History, Comparative Literature, and Visual Culture at the University of Toronto, where for the past three years he served as Associate Director of the Centre for Comparative Literature.

Ricco is a theorist working at the juncture of contemporary art, queer theory, and philosophy, most noted for his work on aesthetics and ethics; sexuality and intimacy; eco-aesthetics, and the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, and Leo Bersani.

Ricco recently coedited special issues of Parallax and Journal of Visual Culture—both on Jean-Luc Nancy—and is coediting with Jacques Khalip, a forthcoming issue of differences titled, “Syntax of Thought: On Leo Bersani.” With Austin Svedjan, he is co-editing an issue of Postmodern Culture on “Afterlives of the Anti-social.” Ricco is currently completing two books: Queer Finitude: essays on solitude, anonymity, and the common; and Extinction Aesthetics: meditations on the collective afterlife of things.

Dr Caroline Rusterholz: ‘It’s an excellent service for a lot of young people and a place of trust for them’. The clients and the shaping of Brook centres in Britain, 1964-1998

LARCA Gender & Sexuality Studies Seminar

 

24 October 2022, 17.00, salle 830 OdG

Zoom link :

https://u-paris.zoom.us/j/88003716018?pwd=OWdoRDhMRktIL1liMS81UUkyOEd2UT09

Meeting ID: 880 0371 6018

Passcode: 425026

Speaker: Dr Caroline Rusterholz (University of Cambridge/The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID)

‘It’s an excellent service for a lot of young people and a place of trust for them’. The clients and the shaping of Brook centres in Britain, 1964-1998.
 In a 1967 article published in the Birmingham Post, a young couple shared its experience at the Brook Advisory Centre, the first centres to provide contraceptive advice for young people in postwar Britain. The ‘girl’ 21, engaged, explained that she was sleeping with her fiancée since she was 16. She mentioned that she had had ‘a major scare’ and phoned a FPA clinic for help. She was told they could see her, provided that she was getting married in the coming 3 months. Since she wouldn’t, they directed her to BAC. The girl reckoned that she was ‘apprehensive’ before phoning BAC but was amazed by the reaction on the other side of line; she was asked about the urgency of her needs. The young girl thought this question was again connected to her marital status and replied that she was engaged. The receptionist then clarified what she meant ‘We’re not concerned with whether you have a steady relationship or not’. The client thought ‘that was marvellous: they were concerned with your needs, your real needs, and not to sit in judgement on your morals’. First opened in 1964 in London for the 16-25 years old unmarried, with other openings quickly following in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and Cambridge, to name a few, the Brook Advisory centres’ aims were ‘the prevention and the mitigation of the suffering caused by unwanted pregnancy and illegal abortion by educating young persons in matter[s] of sex and contraception and developing among them a sense of responsibility in regard to sexual behaviours. As a charity, but one which had close connection with the NHS, BAC constitutes an interesting lens through which to explore young people’s experience with sexual health services. Drawing on archival material, mass media, teenage magazine, and oral histories with former clients of BAC, this talk will assess whether young clients influenced and informed sexual health policy. In particular, I will explore the extent to which their needs were met in practice and cases where young people’s agency was restricted.

Speaker biography: Caroline Rusterholz is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge. Her work brings an interdisciplinary, transnational and feminist approach to major problems in the social history of medicine and the history of reproductive politics. She has published two books, Deux enfants c’est deja pas mal, Famille et fecondite en Suisse, 1955-1970, (Antipodes, 2017) and Women’s medicine, Sex, Family planning and British female doctors in transnational perspective (1920-1970), (MUP, 2020). Her third book, Shaping Sexual Behaviour in the Young: The Brook Advisory Centres, 1960s-1990s is under contract with OUP. In January, she will join the Graduate Institute in Geneva as an Assistant Professor in International History and Politics thanks to an Eccellenza Fellowship to carry her new research project, Race and Sexual and Reproductive Health Charities in postwar Britain, which also won an ERC starting grant.

L’INTERSECTIONNALITÉ EN FRANCE (2005-2022) – ACTUALITÉ ÉDITORIALE ET PERSPECTIVES

Le 6 avril 2022, au Campus Condorcet (centre de colloques) Les Cahiers du genre organisent un après-midi de discussions (en format hybride) sur les enjeux de la traduction et de la défense de l’intersectionnalité dans le contexte français, intellectuel et politique actuel.

Celles-ci prendront la forme de deux tables rondes successives :

  • La première reviendra sur les textes de Kimberlé W. Krenshaw traduits récemment dans trois espaces disciplinaires français distincts
  • La seconde réunira des spécialistes de l’intersectionnalité, afin d’apporter un éclairage sur les usages qu’elles en font dans un contexte de dissémination mais aussi de controverse, dans « le débat public » et au sein des sciences humaines et sociales critiques.

Programme et inscription

Publication : Qu’est-ce que l’intersectionnalité ?

Qu’est-ce que l’intersectionnalité ?

Dominations plurielles : sexe, classe et race

Bakshi Sandeep, Boussahba-Bravard Myriam, et Delanoë-Brun Emmanuelle

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Editeur : Payot
Parution : 08/09/2021
Nombre de pages : 448

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Résumé

L’intersectionnalité est un nouvel outil pour mieux penser les inégalités et mieux agir contre elles. Cette notion, qui nous vient du féminisme noir, a été théorisée en 1989 par la juriste Kimberlé W. Crenshaw – dans un article traduit ici pour la première fois en français – et diffusée notamment par la sociologue Patricia Hill Collins dans « La Pensée féministe noire ». Mais à son origine on trouve l’abolitionniste et féministe Sojourner Truth qui, au XIXe siècle, est l’une des premières à avoir montré la double oppression, de race et de sexe, que subissaient certaines femmes. L’intersectionnalité révèle donc que la domination est souvent plurielle et que, de ce fait, les discriminations, dont certaines ne sont pas visibles, peuvent se renforcer les unes les autres. Ce livre en propose une introduction générale et montre son efficacité pratique dans trois domaines : la vie sociale, le militantisme et la culture.

Table des matières

Introduction, Emmanuelle Delanoë, Myriam Boussahba et Sandeep Bakshi   

  • Des discriminations, une intersection : histoire d’un constat     
  • L’intersectionnalité, une idée neuve ? 
  • Ouvrir la voix : un horizon revendicatif
  • Une résistance française ?         
  • Penser l’outil intersectionnel   

I. Théorie et histoire 

  • L’intersectionnalité ou la conceptualisation de la chose vécue, Jean-Paul Rocchi
  • Intersectionnalité : un héritage décolonial et transnational, Sandeep Bakshi
  • Penser l’articulation des rapports sociaux dans les mouvements féministes en France (années 1970-1980), Claudie Lesselier

II. L’intersectionnalité en pratique

  • Médecine et diversités des corps, Angela Maas
  • La ville, terrain d’expérimentation : l’exemple de Nanterre, Charlotte Groppo
  • Dire la différence : minorités et technologies immersives en Australie, Lily Hibberd

III. Diffusion et scènes culturelles

  • Masculinités, sexualités et race : défaire les stéréotypes, Yannick M. Blec
  • Intersectionnalité et culture populaire américaine : imaginer un monde plus inclusif, Anne Crémieux
  • Écrire à l’intersection : théâtre et sida aux États-Unis, Mathieu Duplay
  • Une difficile ouverture : l’exemple des scènes punk-féministes française et américaine, Louise Barrière

IV. Le texte fondateur de Kimberlé Crenshaw

  • Démarginaliser l’intersection race/sexe : critique féministe de la doctrine antidiscriminatoire, de la théorie féministe et des politiques antiracistes, Kimberlé Crenshaw

Publication : Considering Conservative Women in the Gendering of Modern British Politics

Considering Conservative Women in the Gendering of Modern British Politics

Berthezène Clarisse

Julie V. Gottlieb

Editeur : Routledge

Parution : 20/11/2020

Nombre de pages : 174

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Résumé

This volume examines how the British Conservative Party has appealed to women, the roles that women have played in the party, and the tense relationship between women’s activism on the Right and feminism. Covering the period since the early 20th century, the contributions each question assumptions about the reactionary response of the British Right, Margaret Thatcher’s party, to women’s issues and to their political aspirations.

How have women been mobilized by the Conservative Party? What kind of party appeals has the British Conservative Party designed to attract women as party workers and as voters? Developing successful strategies to attract women voters since 1918, and appealing to certain notional women’s issues, and having produced the only two women Prime Minters of the UK, the Conservative Party has its own special relationship with women in the modern period. The shifting status of women and opportunities for women in politics in modern Britain has been garnering more scholarly attention recently, and the centenary of women’s partial suffrage in 2018 and Astor 100 in 2019 has done much to excite wider attention and public interest in these debates. However, the role of Conservative women has too often been seen as problematic, especially because of general assumption that feminism is only allied to leftist movements and political positions. This volume explores these themes through a range of case studies, covering the period from the early 20th to the 21st century.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Women’s History Review.

Table des matières

Introduction: Considering conservative women in the gendering of modern British politics. Clarisse Berthezène and Julie V. Gottlieb

1. ‘Does the right hon. Gentleman mean equal votes at 21?’ Conservative women and equal franchise, 1919–1928, Mari Takayanagi

2. The Elusive Lady Apsley, Madge Dresser

3. Women in the organisation of the Conservative Party in Wales, 1945–1979, Sam Blaxland

4. Diana Spearman’s role within the post-war Conservative Party and in the ‘battle of ideas’ (1945–1965), Stéphane Porion

5. Housewives having a go: Margaret Thatcher, Mary Whitehouse and the appeal of the Right Wing Woman in late twentieth-century Britain, Jessica Prestidge

6. Free markets and feminism: the neo-liberal defence of the male breadwinner model in Britain, c. 1980–1997, Ben Jackson

7. From ‘I’m not a feminist, but … ’ to ‘Call me an old-fashioned feminist … ’: conservative women in parliament and feminism, 1979–2017, David Swift

8. The Iron Ladies revisited: Julie Gottlieb interview with journalist, writer and political activist Beatrix Campbell, Julie V. Gottlieb and Beatrix Campbell

Publication : Rethinking Right-Wing Women

Rethinking Right-Wing Women

Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the present

Berthezène Clarisse

Julie V. Gottlieb

Editeur : Manchester University Press

Parution : 01/12/2017

Nombre de pages : 264

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Résumé

Rethinking Right-Wing Women explores the institutional structures for and the representations, mobilisation, and the political careers of women in the British Conservative Party since the late 19th century. From the Primrose League (est.1883) to Women2Win (est.2005), the party has exploited women’s political commitment and their social power from the grass-roots to the heights of the establishment.

Yet, although it is the party that extended the equal franchise, had the first woman MP to sit Parliament, and produced the first two women Prime Ministers, the UK Conservative Party has developed political roles for women that jar with feminist and progressive agendas. Conservative women have tended to be more concerned about the fulfilment of women’s duties than the realisation of women’s rights.

This book tackles the ambivalences between women’s politicisation and women’s emancipation in the history of Britain’s most electorally successful and hegemonic political party.

Table des matières

Introduction: Clarisse Berthezène & Julie Gottlieb

1. ‘Open the eyes of England’: female unionism and conservatism, 1886-1914 – Diane Urquhart

2. Christabel Pankhurst – A Conservative suffragette? – June Purvis

3. At the heart of the party? The women’s Conservative organisation in the age of partial suffrage, 1914-1928 – David Thackeray

4. Conservative women and the Primrose League’s struggle for survival, 1914-1932 – Matthew Hendley

5. Modes and models of Conservative women’s leadership in the 1930s – Julie Gottlieb

6. The middlebrow and the making of a ‘new common sense’: Women’s voluntarism, Conservative politics and representations of womanhood – Clarisse Berthezène

7. Churchill, women, and the politics of gender – Richard Toye

8. ‘The Statutory Woman whose Main Task was to Explore what Women were Likely to Think.’ Margaret Thatcher and Women’s Politics in the 1950s and 1960s – Krista Cowman

9. Conservatism, gender and the politics of everyday life, 1950s-1980s – Adrian Bingham

10. Feminist responses to Thatcher and Thatcherism – Laura Beers

11. The (feminised) contemporary Conservative party – Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs

12. Conserving Conservative women: A view from the archives – Jeremy McIlwaine

13. Women2Win and the feminization of the UK Conservative party – Baroness Ann Jenkin with an introduction by Sarah Childs

Publication : Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876-1937

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

Boussahba-Bravard Myriam

Rebecca Rogers

Editeur : Routledge

Parution : 30/08/2017

Nombre de pages : 286

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Résumé

This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937),it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national historiographies.

From the outset, women participated not only as spectators, but also as artists, writers, educators, artisans and workers, without figuring among the organizers of international exhibitions until the 20th century. Their presence became more pointedly acknowledged as feminist movements developed within the Western World and specific spaces dedicated to women’s achievements emerged.

International exhibitions emerged as showcases of « modernity » and « progress, » but also as windows onto the foreign, the different, the unexpected and the spectacular. As public rituals of celebration, they transposed national ceremonies and protests onto an international stage. For spectators, exhibitions brought the world home; for organizers, the entire world was a fair.

Women were actors and writers of the fair narrative, although acknowledgment of their contribution was uneven and often ephemeral. Uncovering such silence highlights how gendered the triumphant history of modernity was, and reveals the ways women as a category engaged with modern life within that quintessential modern space—the world fair.

Table des matières

Introduction: Positioning Women in the World Fairs, 1876-1937 [Myriam Boussahba-Bravard and Rebecca Rogers]

Part I: Exhibiting Women: Collectors, Artists and Students

1. Expositions and Collections: Women Art Collectors and Patrons in the Age of the Great Expositions [Julie Verlaine]

2. Unpretentious Paintings: Mexico’s National School of Fine Arts’ Women Students at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition [Ursula Tania Estrada]

3. Inserting the Personal in the International: The American Girl at the 1900 Paris Exposition [Linda Kim]

Part II: Promoting Women: Professionals, Workers and Organizers

4. “After Mature Deliberation”: Women Lawyers’ Infiltration of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition [Gwen Jordan]

5. International Expositions and the Rewriting of Portuguese Women’s History (1889-1908) [Teresa Pinto]

6. A “Reason to Act, an Ideal to Strive Towards”: Women as Intellectual Organizers at the Paris Exhibition of 1900 [Anne R. Epstein]

Part III: Staging Otherness: Women on and from the Margins

7. African American Women’s Voices at the 1893 Chicago World Fair [Claudine Raynaud]

8. Between Knowledge and Spectacle: Exotic Women at International Exhibitions (Paris, 1889 and 1900) [Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyère]

9. International Activism After the Fair: New South Wales, Utah, and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition [James Keating]

Part IV: Mobilizing Women: National, International, and Transnational Feminism(s)

10. Rendezvous at the Expo: Building a Franco-American Women’s Network, 1889-1893-1900 [Karen Offen]

11. Forging the Transnational out of the International: Feminist Internationalism at World’s Fairs and International Exhibitions [Tracey Jean Boisseau]

12. French Women at the Paris 1937 Exhibition: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? [Siân Reynolds]

Critiques

« The book … focuses on the place that women occupied in the preparation of world fairs as well as on the influence the fairs then had on their activities. This theme offers a welcome addition to the considerable scholarship on international and universal exhibitions… [The volume] in particular draws attention to a wide variety of archives as each article ends with a list of sources and bibliography … testimony to the editors desire to highlight the archives allowing us to rewrite the history of exhibitions. »
— Marie Chessel, Images du travail, Travail des images (translated from French)

« The volume’s interest in women’s participation and the gendered dynamics that shaped exhibitions brings to light hitherto neglected issues and opens new perspectives both for women’s history and for research on exhibitions. »
— Júlia Garraio, ex aequo ((translated from Portuguese)

« The plurality of themes addressed in this richly documented volume contributes to a variety of historiographies and disciplines. Half of the essays address more than one universal exhibition. We hope, with the editors, that this important book will inspire further investigations revealing the fruitful intersection of histories of women and universal exhibitions. »
— Anne Cova, Faces de Eva (translated from Portuguese)

« A vast historiography already exists on international and universal exhibitions but little scholarship addresses specifically women’s participation despite their presence in the sources and the archives. Myriam Boussahba-Bravard and Rebecca Rogers have chosen to give voice to largely neglected women’s voices, to bring to light forgotten stories and, especially, to provoke an interdisciplinary and transnational dialogue among the authors that echoes that of the female participants in the exhibitions. »
— Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière, Revue LISA/LISA ejournal (translated from French)

Publication : Decolonizing Sexualities

Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions

Bakshi Sandeep

Suhraiya Jivraj, Silvia Posocco

Editeur : Counterpress

Parution : 21/10/2016

Nombre de pages : 324

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Résumé

Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions contributes to the critical field of queer decolonial studies by demonstrating how sexuality, race, gender and religion intersect transnationally. The volume maps some of the specifically local issues as well as the common ones affecting queer/trans people of colour (qtpoc). The contributions are not delimited by traditional academic style but rather draw on creative inspiration to produce knowledge and insight through various styles and formats, including poetry, essays, statements, manifestos, as well as academic mash-ups. Queering coloniality and the epistemic categories that classify people means to disobey and delink from the coloniality of knowledge and of being. At this intersection, decolonial queerness is necessary not only to resist coloniality but, above all, to re-exist and re-emerge decolonially.

Table des matières

Introduction (Sandeep Bakshi, Suhraiya Jivraj, and Silvia Posocco)

CHALLENGE
Ch. 1 /  Beyond Anti-LGBTI Legislation: Criminalization and the Denial of Citizenship (Sokari Ekine)
Ch. 2 / Post-colonial Perspective / Neocolo Chop Chop / Speak Out! / The Rabid Virus / The Oh My God Farce! / As If I needed a Reason / Nollywood What? (Mia Nikasimo)
Ch. 3 / Recounting and Reflecting on Resistance: The Dilemma of the Diaspora to Define (Raju Rage)
Ch. 4 / In Defence of a Radical Trans Perspective  in the French Context (João Gabriell)
Ch. 5 / On Doing Work, or, Notes from the Classroom (Humaira Saeed)

CREATE
Ch. 6 / Decoloniality, Queerness, and Giddha (Sandeep Bakshi)
Ch. 7 / To Be Young, Gay, and African (Diriye Osman)
Ch. 8 / This Is How We Soften Our Hearts (Diriye Osman)
Ch. 9 / Femininty in Men Is a Source of Power (Diriye Osman)
Ch. 10 / Theoretical Coalitions and Multi-Issue Activism: ‘Our Struggles Will Be Intersectional or They Will Be Bullshit!’ (Sirma Bilge)

ALL POWER ACTIVISM
Ch. 11 / Dismantling the Image of the Palestinian Homosexual: Exploring the Role of alQaws (Wala AlQaisiya, Ghaith Hilal, and Haneen Maikey)
Ch. 12 / Decolonial Activism in White French Feminist Land (Lesbiennes of Color [Sabreen, Moruni, and Aria])
Ch. 13 / Lesbian of Colour Activism and Racist Violence in Contemporary Europe (Fatima El-Tayeb)
Ch. 14 /  ‘Guarding Against Terrorism’: Testimony of a Singaporean Muslim Lesbian (Jun Zubillaga-Pow)
Ch. 15 / Stopping a Racist March—Activism Beyond the Incommensurability of (Homo)Sexuality and Religion (Suhraiya Jivraj)

NOW
Ch. 16 / Building an Inclusive Mosque: A Case Study (Dervla Zaynab Shannahan and Tamsila Tauqir)
Ch. 17  / Against Equality, Against Inclusion (Karma R. Chávez, Ryan Conrad, and Yasmin Nair for Against Equality)
Ch. 18 / Reasons For Optimism: Same Sex Marriage in Mexico City (Arturo Sánchez García)
Ch. 19. / (Decolonizing) The Ear of the Other: Subjectivity, Ethics and Politics in Question (Silvia Posocco)
Ch. 20. / QTPOC Critiques of ‘Post-Raciality,’ Segregationality, Coloniality and Capitalism in France (Paola Bacchetta)

Critiques

“The volume is more than timely. First, it contributes to the field of decolonial queer theory, second it offers a transnational approach, third it never seeks to fix categories, and finally, and more importantly, it is centred on narratives of solidarity and alliance which are so important today in a world under the assault of financial capitalism, new politics of dispossession and colonization, and new politics of division and fragmentation.”
— Françoise Verges (Chair Global South(s), College d’études mondiales, Paris)

“The brave and thoughtful pieces in this book span across “intellectual” and “artistic” categorisations, and together make an important contribution not only to the field of sexuality/queer studies, but also to the ongoing battle to keep such studies from racist cooptation.”
— Sarah Keenan (Lecturer in Law , Birkbeck, University of London)

“The range and depth of these contributions make this an invaluable resource for students and researchers alike.  Above all, these essays highlight the fact that we can no longer ­assume or theorize an LGBT identity or politics that is constituted outside of racialization, coloniality, place and time.”
— Momin Rahman (Professor of Sociology, Trent University, Canada)

“In a world in which colonialism and neocolonialism make their marks on sexuality as well as race and class, this rich volume shows that decolonial thinking and doing cannot be done without an attention to queer politics.”
— Roderick A. Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique