Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond

Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond

by Adi Kuntsman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039115648
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Author: Adi Kuntsman is Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures, Manchester University, UK. She is the co-editor (with Esperanza Miyake) of Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality.

Table of Contents

Contents: Racialised formations of national homecoming – Colonial space of Israel/Palestine – Queering the national, nationalising the queer – Homophobia and anti-homophobic organising – Queer shadows of the Soviet Gulag – Queer victimhood as Jewish victimhood – Globalised and nationalised war on terror – Queering nationalist violence – Torture, pain and violation – On-line passing and cyber identities – Orientalist fantasies – Queer immigrant scene – Melancholia as collective subjectivity – Exposure and erasure in cyberspace – Laughter as uncanny – Reverberations of violence between on-line and off-line – Genealogies and metonymies of violence – Raciology of dehumanisation – Refiguring humanness and hope for change.

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