Pride Month is an annual celebration marking the 1969 Stonewall protests (making it a couple of months older than the journal – we started August ’69), and this year our publisher, Wiley, are making a brilliant collection of papers freely available through their blog, The Philosopher’s Eye.
As well as essays on everything from biomedical ethics, the family and children, and film and television, to education, society and culture, the collection includes our hot-off-the-press symposium, edited by Natalie Oswin (McGill University, Canada), World, City, Queer.
While scholars have become increasingly attuned to the geographies of LGBT in/tolerance across the world’s countries, the ways in which the global and national dimensions of LGBT politics are tied to the world’s cities have received limited attention. This is a particularly important omission since we are seeing sexual difference increasingly marshalled as a symbol of “progress” and “modernity” for the purposes of fostering national and urban competitiveness in various contexts. The symposium puts work on sexuality and the city into conversation with debates on global urbanism to provide a framework for understanding the “worlding” of queerness that focuses on the relationships between globalization, urbanization and sexual politics.
Last year Natalie and Bobby Benedicto (also at McGill) received an International Workshop Award from the Antipode Foundation, enabling them to continue this conversation; you can read about their workshop, “Queer Worldings: A Transnational Queer Studies Workshop”, here.
World, City, Queer
Natalie Oswin (McGill University)
Queer Worldings: The Messy Art of Being Global in Manila and New York
Martin F. Manalansan IV (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The Queer Afterlife of the Postcolonial City: (Trans)gender Performance and the War of Beautification
Bobby Benedicto (McGill University)
Welcoming the World? Hospitality, Homonationalism, and the London 2012 Olympics
Phil Hubbard (University of Kent) and Eleanor Wilkinson (University of Leeds)
Pinkwashing, Homonationalism, and Israel-Palestine: The Conceits of Queer Theory and the Politics of the Ordinary
Jason Ritchie (Florida International University)
Queering Critiques of Neoliberalism in India: Urbanism and Inequality in the Era of Transnational “LGBTQ” Rights
Svati P. Shah (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Buenos Aires Beyond (Homo)Sexualized Urban Entrepreneurialism: The Geographies of Queered Tango
J. Miguel Kanai (University of Miami)