Queer globalizations: citizenship and the afterlife of colonialism

Arnaldo Cruz-Malave (Editor), Martin F. Manalansan (Editor)

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York City
PublisherNew York University Press
Number of pages281
ISBN (Print)9780814716236, 9780814716243
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameSexual Cultures

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Cruz-Malave, A., & Manalansan, M. F. (Eds.) (2002). Queer globalizations: citizenship and the afterlife of colonialism. (Sexual Cultures). New York University Press.