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Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging

Canada likes to present itself as a paragon of gay rights. This book contends that Canada’s acceptance of gay rights, while being beneficial to some, obscures and abets multiple forms of oppression to the detriment and exclusion of some queer and trans bodies. Disrupting Queer Inclusion seeks to unsettle the assumption that inclusion equals justice. Offering a fresh analysis of the complexity of queer politics and activism, contributors detail how the fight for acceptance engenders complicity in a system that fortifies white supremacy, furthers settler colonialism, advances neoliberalism, and props up imperialist mythologies.


208 pages

Sexuality Stud


Table of Contents

Foreword / Rinaldo Walcott

Introduction: Interventions, Iterations, and Interrogations That Disturb the (Homo)Nation / Suzanne Lenon and OmiSoore H. Dryden

1 Queer Regulation and the Homonational Rhetoric of Canadian Exceptionalism / Julian Awwad

2 Unveiling Fetishnationalism: Bidding for Citizenship in Queer Times / Amar Wahab

3 Pink Games on Stolen Land: Pride House and (Un)Queer Reterritorializations / Sonny Dhoot

4 Disruptive Desires: Reframing Sexual Space at the Feminist Porn Awards / Naomi de Szegheo-Lang

5 Monogamy, Marriage, and the Making of Nation / Suzanne Lenon

6 Homonationalism at the Border and in the Streets: Organizing against Exclusion and Incorporation / Kathryn Trevenen and Alexa DeGagne

7 “A Queer Too Far”: Blackness, “Gay Blood,” and Transgressive Possibilities / OmiSoore H. Dryden

8 National Security and Homonationalism: The QuAIA Wars and the Making of the Neoliberal Queer / Patrizia Gentile and Gary Kinsman

9 Don’t Be a Stranger Now: Queer Exclusions, Decarceration, and HIV/AIDS / Marty Fink

References

Contributors

Index

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