Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of by Grace Kyungwon Hong,Roderick A. Ferguson

By Grace Kyungwon Hong,Roderick A. Ferguson

Representing one of the most fascinating paintings in severe ethnic stories, the essays during this assortment research the construction of racialized, gendered, and sexualized distinction, and the chances for innovative coalitions, or the “strange affinities,” afforded through nuanced comparative analyses of racial formations. The nationalist and identity-based suggestions of race underlying the mid-twentieth-century activities for decolonization and social switch usually are not sufficient to the projects of critiquing the racial configurations generated by way of neocolonialism and contesting its inequities. modern regimes of energy produce racialized, gendered, and sexualized violence and exertions exploitation, they usually render matters redundant and disposable via developing new, nominally nonracialized different types of privilege and stigma. The editors of Strange Affinities contend that the best capability for constructing much-needed substitute comparative tools lies in girls of colour feminism, and the similar highbrow culture that Roderick A. Ferguson has known as queer of colour critique. Exemplified through the paintings of Audre Lorde, Cherríe Moraga, Barbara Smith, and the Combahee River Collective, those evaluations don't presume homogeneity throughout racial or nationwide teams. as an alternative, they provide robust relational analyses of the racialized, gendered, and sexualized valuation and devaluation of human life.

Contributors
Victor Bascara
Lisa Marie Cacho
M. Bianet Castellanos
Martha chunk Sánchez
Roderick A. Ferguson
Grace Kyungwon Hong
Helen H. Jun
Kara Keeling
Sanda Mayzaw Lwin
Jodi Melamed
Chandan Reddy
Ruby C. Tapia
Cynthia Tolentino

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