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Queering Paradigms VII

Contested Bodies and Spaces

by Bee Scherer (Volume editor)
Edited Collection X, 248 Pages
Series: Queering Paradigms, Volume 9

Summary

This edited volume focuses on a key notion in Queer Theory and activism: challenging, resisting and subverting contestations to the identitarian expression and performance of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, queer/querying etc.) subjects. The chapters in this volume address queer bodies and spaces both transnationally and within specific contexts—including focus studies on the U.S.; Russia; China; Yemen; and the Anglophone Caribbean.
Part I addresses queer and contested forms of lived experiences and embodiments such as trans* and non-binary bodies. Part II explores spaces of belonging and exemplifies contested and negotiated in/exclusion. Part III focusses on (socio-)legal spaces of belonging, Human Rights and legal activism.
In line with QPs ethics of genial intergenerational exchange and support, this volume features prominently the voices of doctoral and early-career researchers.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the author
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Contested Bodies and Spaces (Bee Scherer)
  • Part I: Contested Bodies
  • 1 Visibly Invisible: US-American LGBTIQ+- Issues and/in Mainstream Media (Katharina Wiedlack)
  • 2 Queering the Bonds of Intimacy among Enslaved Men (Thomas A. Foster)
  • 3 Non-binary Roller Derby (Sean Bride)
  • 4 Beyond Heteropatriarchal Oppression: Inhabiting Aphallic Anthroposcapes (Bee Scherer)
  • Part II: Contested Belongings
  • 5 “We Will Get There, but We Have to Grow as High as That”: Spinning the Narrative of Backwardness in the Russian LGBT Movement (Masha Neufeld)
  • 6 Queering Chinese Kinship: Aspiration, Negotiation and New Meanings (Lin Song)
  • 7 Gender and Sexually Non-Conforming Women in Rural Guyana: (Un)Mapping Home, Desire, and Belonging (Rajanie Preity Kumar)
  • 8 Queering Perspectives on Gender-Segregation in Yemen (Tanya Halldórsdóttir)
  • Part III: Contested Laws
  • 9 Small Earthquake – No Damage Done: Anglican Experience of Same-Sex Marriage in England, 2014–2016 (Alan Wilson)
  • 10 Neglected Minorities? An Analysis of the Rights of Prisoners of Different Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities under International Human Rights Law (Giuseppe Zago)
  • 11 Queer Aggression? The ‘Unorthodoxy’ of Human Rights Claims in the Cayman Islands (Leonardo J. Raznovich)
  • Postscript: Disregard of the Rule of Law and LGBTI Segregation: The Case of Bermuda
  • 12 Epílogo: La Penalización de las Relaciones Homosexuales y Su Efecto sobre la Salud Mental de la Sociedad (E. Raúl Zaffaroni)
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index
  • Series Index

Queering Paradigms VII

Contested Bodies and Spaces

Bee Scherer (ed.)

With Patrick de Vries

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Peter Lang

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This publication has been peer reviewed.

About the author

Bee Scherer is a Professor of Religious Studies and Gender Studies and the Director of the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) at Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom (http://incise.center). An expert in Buddhism and Queer Theory, Professor Scherer has authored more than a dozen monographs and edited volumes in German, Dutch and English. Bee is the founder of Queering Paradigms and the editor for Peter Lang’s Queering Paradigms book series.

About the book

This edited volume focuses on a key notion in Queer Theory and activism: challenging, resisting and subverting contestations to the identitarian expression and performance of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, queer/querying etc.) subjects.

The chapters in this volume address queer bodies and spaces both transnationally and within specific contexts—including focus studies on the US; Russia; China; Yemen; and the Anglophone Caribbean.

Part I addresses queer and contested forms of lived experiences and embodiments such as trans* and non-binary bodies.

Part II explores spaces of belonging and exemplifies contested and negotiated in/exclusion.

Part III focusses on (socio-)legal spaces of belonging, Human Rights and legal activism.

In line with QPs ethics of genial intergenerational exchange and support, this volume features prominently the voices of doctoral and early-career researchers.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Contents

Acknowledgments

Bee Scherer

Introduction: Contested Bodies and Spaces

Part I: Contested Bodies

Katharina Wiedlack

1 Visibly Invisible: US-American LGBTIQ+- Issues and/in Mainstream Media

Thomas A. Foster

2 Queering the Bonds of Intimacy among Enslaved Men

Sean Bride

3 Non-binary Roller Derby

Bee Scherer

4 Beyond Heteropatriarchal Oppression: Inhabiting Aphallic Anthroposcapes

Part II: Contested Belongings

Masha Neufeld

5 “We Will Get There, but We Have to Grow as High as That”: Spinning the Narrative of Backwardness in the Russian LGBT Movement←v | vi→

Lin Song

6 Queering Chinese Kinship: Aspiration, Negotiation and New Meanings

Rajanie Preity Kumar

7 Gender and Sexually Non-Conforming Women in Rural Guyana: (Un)Mapping Home, Desire, and Belonging

Tanya Halldórsdóttir

8 Queering Perspectives on Gender-Segregation in Yemen

Part III: Contested Laws

Alan Wilson

9 Small Earthquake – No Damage Done: Anglican Experience of Same-Sex Marriage in England, 2014–2016

Giuseppe Zago

10 Neglected Minorities? An Analysis of the Rights of Prisoners of Different Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities under International Human Rights Law

Leonardo J. Raznovich

11 Queer Aggression? The ‘Unorthodoxy’ of Human Rights Claims in the Cayman Islands

Postscript: Disregard of the Rule of Law and LGBTI Segregation: The Case of Bermuda

E. Raúl Zaffaroni

12 Epílogo: La Penalización de las Relaciones Homosexuales y Su Efecto sobre la Salud Mental de la Sociedad←vi | vii→

Notes on Contributors

Index←vii | viii→ ←viii | ix→

Acknowledgments

This book is part of the larger project of applied academic queering in the form of the international scholar-activist network Queering Paradigms (QP, <http://queeringparadigms.com/>, Twitter: @QueeringP, facebook.com/Q.Paradigms/).

The seventh Queering Paradigms volume draws from the homonymous conference organized by local academic-activists in the Cayman Islands, 11–12 June 2016. The conference was officially co-organized and sponsored by the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE, <http://incise.center>), Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom, and the lead organizer in the Caymans was INCISEs Visiting Senior Research Fellow Dr. Leonardo J. Raznovich who also contributes a substantial chapter to this volume. Leo has been an important part of the QP family since its inception in 2008 and his exceptional activities for QP7 and his continuing tireless efforts advancing LGBT rights in the Caribbean and beyond deserve the highest gratitude and praise.

This book contains two powerful advocacy contributions: Bishop Wilson’s learned theological-political reflections and Justice Zaffaroni’s original essay (in Spanish) on the relationship between the mental health of individuals and of society. Except for these two essays, all chapters in this volume were double-blind peer reviewed; I want to convey my gratitude to all the peer reviewers for their meticulous and constructive contributions.

Lucy Melville and the team from Peter Lang deserve grateful mentioning for their always friendly and professional support.

Finally, my unaltered love and gratitude goes out to my spouse and assistant editor, Dr. Patrick de Vries; as INCISEs Business manager Patrick was instrumental in the completion of this book – without his organizational, editorial, computational and emotional input this book would not have been possible!

Details

Pages
X, 248
ISBN (PDF)
9781788745307
ISBN (ePUB)
9781788745314
ISBN (PDF)
9781788745710
ISBN (ePUB)
9781788745727
ISBN (Softcover)
9781788745291
Language
English
Publication date
2019 (March)
Tags
Glocalities Human Rights Queer
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2019. X, 248 pp.

Biographical notes

Bee Scherer (Volume editor)

Bee Scherer is a Professor of Religious Studies and Gender Studies and the Director of the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) at Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom. An expert in Buddhism and Queer Theory, Professor Scherer has authored more than a dozen monographs and edited volumes in German, Dutch and English. Bee is the founder of Queering Paradigms and the editor for Peter Lang’s Queering Paradigms book series.

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