Language, sexuality, and migration
| York University, Toronto
In recent years, migration has moved to the forefront of national and global debates, intensifying discussions about borders, security, identity and citizenship. In this volume we ask how language and sexuality impact these discussions: how do sexuality and language contribute toward the construction and maintenance of varying scales of borders? How do sexuality and language figure in border crossings across time, space, embodied differences, and culture? The contributors to this volume, all anthropologists, demonstrate how anthropological theories, concepts and methods uniquely address the operations of sexuality and language in the making, unmaking and remaking of these borders. In this volume, terminology, discourse, language choice, and other forms of linguistic practice are at the forefront of research on transnational queer im/migrant populations, allowing us to better understand how language shapes and is shaped by queer peoples’ movements across borders.
Originally published in Journal of Language and Sexuality Vol. 3:1 (2014).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 85] 2016. v, 158 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Queering borders: Language, sexuality and migrationDavid A.B. Murray | pp. 1–6
To feel the truth: Discourse and emotion in Canadian sexual orientation refugee hearingsDavid A.B. Murray | pp. 7–28
Testimonies of LGBTIQ refugees as cartographies of political, sexual and emotional bordersNathalie Ricard | pp. 29–60
“Being gay has been a curse for me”: Gay Muslim Americans, narrative and negotiations of belonging in the Muslim ummahAhmed Afzal | pp. 61–86
“Coming out of the shadows” and “undocuqueer”: Undocumented immigrants transforming sexuality discourse and activismHinda Seif | pp. 87–119
Citizenship(s), belonging and xenophobia: Ecuador and NYCMaria Amelia Viteri | pp. 121–135
Sexual adjudications and queer transpositionsCymene Howe | pp. 137–156
Index | pp. 157–158
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General