Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism

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Arnaldo Cruz-Malave, Martin F. Manalansan
NYU Press, Aug 15, 2002 - Social Science - 281 pages
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Globalization has a taste for queer cultures. Whether in advertising, film, performance art, the internet, or in the political discourses of human rights in emerging democracies, queerness sells and the transnational circulation of peoples, identities and social movements that we call "globalization" can be liberating to the extent that it incorporates queer lives and cultures. From this perspective, globalization is seen as allowing the emergence of queer identities and cultures on a global scale.

The essays in Queer Globalizations bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine from multiple perspectives the narratives that have sought to define globalization. In examining the tales that have been spun about globalization, these scholars have tried not only to assess the validity of the claims made for globalization, they have also attempted to identify the tactics and rhetorical strategies through which these claims and through which global circulation are constructed and operate.

Contributors include Joseba Gabilondo, Gayatri Gopinath, Janet Ann Jakobsen, Miranda Joseph, Katie King, William Leap, Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes, Bill Maurer, Cindy Patton, Chela Sandoval, Ann Pellegrini, Silviano Santiago, and Roberto Strongman.

 

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Contents

Dissident SexualitiesAlternative Globalisms
1
GLOBALIZATION AND DISSIDENT SEXUALITIES
11
1 The Wily Homosexual Firstand Necessarily HastyNotes
13
2 Dissident Globalizations Emancipatory Methods SocialErotics
20
Lesbianisms Feminisms and GlobalGay Formations
33
QUEER VALUES IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
47
4 Can Homosexuals End Western Civilization As We Know It? Family Values in a Global Economy
49
The Discourse of GlobalLocalization
71
The Transnational Trajectories of Deepa Mehtas Fire
149
The Queer Nuyorican Performances of Arthur Avilés and Elizabeth Marrero
162
10 Syncretic Religion and Dissident Sexualities
176
THE NATION AS GLOBAL BORDER
193
The Globalization of Alterity in Emerging Democracies
195
Sexual Citizenship and the Politics of Public Transportation in Apartheid Cape Town
219
Border and Global Consumption in Rodríguez Tarantino Arau Esquivel and TroyanoNotes on Baroque Camp Kitsch and Hybridization
236
About the Contributors
265

Keynes Grant and the Queering of Bretton Woods
100
Commodity Capitalism and Transformations in Gay Identity
134
DIASPORIC QUEER IDENTITIES
147
About the Editors
269
Index
271
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Arnaldo Cruz-Malave is Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Fordham University in New York. He is author of a study on the Cuban writer José Lezama Lima, El primitivo implorante.

Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of anthropology and Asian American studies and Conrad Professorial Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003) and co-editor of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (NYU, 2013).

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