Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking
Edited By Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim
Section III: Questioning Coalitional Politics: Privilege, Power and Working with and Across Difference
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Questioning Coalitional Politics: Privilege, Power and Working with and Across Difference
How might we stand together with and across lines of difference? The map for thinking through these coalitions is drawn through a radical reconceptualization of what it means to belong; what it means to politicize intimacy; what it means to envision lives and relations beyond the vanilla mandates of normativity. More than simply examining how queers may stand together, romanticizing notions of community and collectivity (or state-sanctioned equality), a queer approach to coalition works to maintain differing standpoints, political investments, histories, and embodied subjective experiences. Key questions guiding this section include: How do discourses of love, kinship, and identity constrict coalitional work across lines and relations of difference? How might coalitions be constructed in ways consistent with queer relations of belonging? How could a queer temporal orientation refigure current LGBTQ political agendas and resist hetero/homonormative investments? How do these issues manifest and dictate our daily, lived relations, interactions, and considerations?
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