An issue of: GLQ

Journal Issue Pages: 300 Volume 14, Number 2-3 Published: 2008 An issue of GLQ
Special Issue Editor: Eithne Luibheid
This special double issue of GLQ explores the interface between queerness and migration, challenging heterosexist and heteronormative assumptions that often underpin traditional migration scholarship. Refusing to treat queer migrants as a homogeneous group, the issue insists that sexuality scholarship must rethink the role of migration in constructing heterogeneous sexual identities, communities, politics, and practices. Considering queer migration to the United States, from the Philippines, and between Australia and Asia, Russia and Israel, and France and the Dominican Republic, contributors critically examine how sexuality shapes all migration processes and experiences.

The issue, featuring essays by both established and emerging scholars, situates queer migration within global processes of colonization, globalization, capitalism, nationalism, and slavery. One contributor argues that a queer Atlantic history emerged during the Middle Passage experience of slavery, connecting this history to the contemporary movement of Haitian refugees and Dominican migrant laborers. Another contributor considers how the policing of queer migrant bodies and of “unnatural offenses” by colonial administrations in the Nicobar and Andaman islands ultimately reconfigured the ecology of the entire Indian Ocean archipelago. Still another contributor theorizes how gay couples composed of young Asian émigrés and considerably older white citizens negotiate Australian immigration policy to subvert dominant forms of nationalism and citizenship embedded in long histories of inequality between Australia and Asia. Other essays explore how transgender histories and theories transform queer migration scholarship; how “queer complicities” with contemporary neoliberal migration politics uphold regimes of violence and inequality; and how migration regimes and settlement policies in various parts of the world identify individuals as “queer,” “deviant,” or “abnormal” within racial, gender, class, cultural, and geopolitical hierarchies.

Contributors. Bobby Benedicto, Carlos Ulises Decena, Kale Bantigue Fajardo, Maja Horn, Adi Kuntsman, Eithne Luibhéid, Clare Sears, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Kath Weston, Audrey Yue


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1. Queer/Migration: An Unruly Body Of Scholarship –Eithne Luibhéid

2. Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings Of The Middle Passage–Omise’ke Natasha Tinsley

3. A Political Ecology Of “Unnatural Offences”: State Security, Queer Embodiment, And The Environmental Impacts Of Prison Migration–Kath Weston

4. Same-Sex Migration In Australia: From Interdependency To Intimacy–Audrey Yue

5. Between Gulags And Pride Parades: Sexuality, Nation, And Haunted Speech Acts–Adi Kuntsman

6. Sexuality, Migration, And The Shifting Line Between Legal And Illegal Status–Eithne Luibhéid

7. The Haunting Of Gay Manila: Global Space-Time And The Specter Of Kabaklaan¬–Bobby Benedicto

8. Tacit Subjects–Carlos Ulises Decena

9. Queer Caribbean Homecomings: The Collaborative Art Exhibits Of Nelson

Ricart-Guerrero And Christian Vauzelle–Maja Horn

10. All That Glitters: Trans-Ing California’s Gold Rush Migrations–Clare Sears

11. Transportation: Translating Filipino And Filipino American Tomboy Masculinities Through Global Migration And Seafaring–Kale Bantigue Fajardo

Books In Brief

12. Cultural Erotics In Cuban America, By Ricardo L. Ortíz–Zachary Lamm

13. Desiring China: Experiments In Neoliberalism, Sexuality, And Public Culture

By Lisa Rofel –Alvin Ka Hin Wong

14. Authorizing Marriage? Canon, Tradition, And Critique In The Blessing Of Same-Sex Unions, Edited By Mark D. Jordan, With Meghan T. Sweeney And David M. Mellott–Frederick S. Roden

15. Women Together/Women Apart: Portraits Of Lesbian Paris, By Tirza True Latimer–Lowry Martin Ii

16. Insane Passions: Lesbianism And Psychosis In Literature And Film, By Christine E. Coffman–Laure Murat

17. Manly Arts: Masculinity And Nation In Early American Cinema, By David A. Gerstner–Peter Coviello

18. America First: Naming The Nation In US Film, Edited By Mandy Merck–Caetlin Benson-Allott

19. Rhetorical Secrets: Mapping Gay Identity And Queer Resistance In Contemporary America, By Davin Allen Grindstaff–Sarah E. Chinn

20. A Queer History Of The Ballet, By Peter Stoneley–Mark Franko

21. Decolonizing The Sodomite: Queer Tropes Of Sexuality In Colonial Andean Culture, By Michael J. Horswell–Emilie L. Bergmann

22. About The Contributors

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