Queering Borders

Language, sexuality, and migration

| York University, Toronto
ISBN 9789027242730 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027266866 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
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
Table of Contents
Queering borders: Language, sexuality and migration
David A.B. Murray
To feel the truth: Discourse and emotion in Canadian sexual orientation refugee hearings
David A.B. Murray
Testimonies of LGBTIQ refugees as cartographies of political, sexual and emotional borders
Nathalie Ricard
“Being gay has been a curse for me” Gay Muslim Americans, narrative and negotiations of belonging in the Muslim ummah
Ahmed Afzal
“Coming out of the shadows” and “undocuqueer” Undocumented immigrants transforming sexuality discourse and activism
Hinda Seif
Citizenship(s), belonging and xenophobia: Ecuador and NYC
Maria Amelia Viteri
Sexual adjudications and queer transpositions
Cymene Howe
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016014814 | Marc record