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Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope

Customers based in the US and Canada, please order from: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope is an outcome of a five-year international collaboration among partners that share a common legacy of British colonial laws that criminalise same-sex intimacy and gender identity/expression. The project sought to facilitate learning from each other and to create outcomes that would advance knowledge and social justice. The project was unique, combining research and writing with participatory documentary filmmaking. This visionary politics infuses the pages of the anthology. The chapters are bursting with invaluable first hand insights from leading activists at the forefront of some of the most fiercely fought battlegrounds of contemporary sexual politics in India, the Caribbean and Africa. As well, authors from Canada, Botswana and Kenya examine key turning points in the advancement of SOGI issues at the United Nations, and provide critical insights on LGBT asylum in Canada. Authors also speak to a need to reorient and decolonise queer studies, and turn a critical gaze northwards from the Global South. It is a book for activists and academics in a range of disciplines from postcolonial and sexualities studies to filmmaking, as well as for policy-makers and practitioners committed to envisioning, and working for, a better future. Customers in the USA and Canada can purchase the book from here:

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Table of Contents

1. Vacillating between empathy and contempt: the Indian judiciary and LGBT rights Arvind Narrain 2. Expanded criminalisation of consensual same-sex relations in Africa: contextualising the recent developments Adrian Jjuuko and Monica Tabengwa 3. Policing borders and sexual/gender identities: queer refugees in the years of Canadian neoliberalism and homonationalism Gary Kinsman 4. Queer affirmations: negotiating the possibilities and limits of sexual citizenship in St Lucia Amar Wahab 5. Violence and LGBT human rights in Guyana Pere DeRoy with Namela Henry 6. Cultural discourse in Africa and the promise of human rights based on non-normative sexuality and/or gender expression: exploring the intersections, challenges and opportunities Monica Mbaru, Monica Tabengwa and Kim Vance 7. Haven or precarity: the mental health of LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in Canada Nick J. Mulé and Kathleen Gamble 8. The rise of SOGI: human rights for LGBT people at the United Nations Kim Vance, Nick J. Mulé, Maryam Khan and Cameron McKenzie 9. Resistance to criminalisation and social movement organizing to advance LGBT rights in Belize Caleb Orozco 10. The multifaceted struggle against the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda Adrian Jjuuko and Fridah Mutesi 11. Emergent momentum for equality: LGBT visibility and organising in Kenya Jane Wothaya Thirikwa 12. Kuchu resilience and resistance in Uganda: a history Richard Lusimbo and Austin Bryan 13. Gender theatre: the politics of exclusion and belonging in Kenya Guillit Amakobe, Kat Dearham and Po Likimani 14. Telling our stories: envisioning participatory documentary Nancy Nicol Appendix: Envisioning Documentary Films

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