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Queering Paradigms IV

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms


Edited By Elizabeth Sara Lewis, Rodrigo Borba, Branca Falabella Fabrício and Diana de Souza Pinto

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In line with the QP project ethos of bringing together diverse epistemological and geographical allegiances, this volume intends to contribute to building a queer postcolonial critique of the current politics of queer activism and of queer knowledge production and circulation. However, rather than perpetuating the North-South dichotomy, the papers gathered here are an effort to establish global dialogues that crisscross those axes, as well as attempts at queering epistemologies, socio-political bonds, and bodies, embodiments and identities. They endeavour to trouble unequal geographies of knowledge – namely the North as an exporter of theories and the South as their importer; the North as a producer of knowledge and the South as its object of study – hosting enormous potential for reinvention.


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Foreword ix Rodrigo Borba, Elizabeth Sara Lewis, Branca Falabella Fabrício and Diana de Souza Pinto Introduction: A Queer Postcolonial Critique of (Queer) Knowledge Production and Activism 1 Part One Queering Epistemologies 11 Richard Miskolci Queering the Geopolitics of Knowledge 13 Larissa Pelúcio Possible Appropriations and Necessary Provocations for a Teoria Cu 31 Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira When Theories Travel: Queer Theory and Processes of Translation 53 Cassie Peterson Bloodless and Lawless: Queering “Family” in Social Work Discourse 67 vi Luciana Lins Rocha Queer Literacies in the Brazilian Public School EFL Classroom: Performing Action Research 95 Bex Harper British Heritage Television: Reconstructing Queer Desire in Daphne (2007) and The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010) 117 Alexander T. Vasilovsky “Say ‘Yes’ to Communities of Resistance”: Queer Canadians Problematize Psychology’s Explanations of Gay Male Body Dissatisfaction 139 Part Two Queering Socio-political Bonds 163 Maria Katharina Wiedlack “My Anger Is a Legacy”: Queer-feminist Politics of Negativity within Contemporary Social Movements 165 Chris H. Reintges and João de Deus Gomes da Silva The Legal Debate on Same-sex Civil Unions in Brazil: The Construction of Equal Citizenship within a Socio-cultural Context of Heterosexism and Homophobia 187 Joseph Jay Sosa “Marijuana is a Crime but Homophobia is Just Fine!”: The Scandalous Logics of Queer Solidarity 215 Elizabeth Canfield Homonormativity and the Violence of the Geographic Solution 237 vii Elena Kiesling Multiple Identity and the Performance of Community: The Intersections of Ethnicity and Sexuality within the Queer Community 255 Part Three Queering Bodies,...

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