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This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self-evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question. It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect. Moving between diverse geopolitical contexts - the US and the UK, Guatemala and ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge (first published July 12th 2012)
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Jordany
Feb 02, 2014 Jordany marked it as to-read
PART I: DEATH WORLDS

Chapter 1. ‘We Will Not Rest in Peace: AIDS Activism, Black Radicalism, Queer and/or Trans resistance’ Che Gossett
Chapter 2. ‘(Hyper/In)Visibility and the Military Corps(e)’ Michelle R. Martin-Baron
Chapter 3. ‘On the Queer Necropolitics of Transnational Adoption in Guatemala’ Silvia Posocco

PART II: WARS AND BORDERZONES

Chapter 4. ‘Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Queer Death and the Politics of Rightful Killing’ Sima Shakhsari
Chapter 5. ‘Black Skin Splits: The Birth (and D
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Elen
Jun 26, 2015 Elen rated it it was amazing
Damn I picked a good day to finish reading this, considering "Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness" very much applies on a day where the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Excellent book all around, definitely required reading for, well, everyone.

Edit: Damn how come I always remember important points after I already posted the review? There's maybe a bit too much jargon but most of the authors are very good at explaining what they're talking about when they say shit like "homonecrocapitalism" a
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323.3264 Q382 2014
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