The Cost of Getting Better:
Ecologies of Race, Sex, and Disability

Jasbir Puar

Vortrag, 7. Juni 2011, 19:30, ICI Berlin

Gibt es ein Potenzial für affektive Konnektivitäten und Geselligkeiten, um neoliberale Stratifizierung umzudenken? Diskurse rund um queeren Suizid reproduzieren problematische Vorannahmen nicht nur über race, Klasse und Gender, sondern auch über körperliche Gesundheit, Schwächen und Stärken. Jasbir Puar verbindet diese mit Dan Savage’s „It Gets Better“-Kampagne.

This lecture examines the potential for affective connectivities and conviviality to rethink neoliberal stratification. Noting that discourses surrounding queer suicide reproduce problematic assumptions not only about race, class, and gender, but also bodily health, debility, and capacity, Jasbir Puar will be linking Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project and related discussions about the recent spate of queer suicides to broader social justice issues about disability as well as theoretical concerns in animal studies and post-humanist studies.

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Jasbir Puar is professor and core faculty member in the department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University, USA. She is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ entitled “Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization” and she co-edited a volume of Society and Space entitled “Sexuality and Space”.

Der Vortrag ist organisiert in Kooperation mit und finanziell unterstützt durch
Dr. Christoph Holzhey,  Institute for Cultural Inquiry, ICI-Berlin.


Teil von The Subtle Racializations of Sexuality (Vortragsreihe 2011/12)