Here, and Not Yet Here: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Queer, Trans, and Culture
Aiello, G., Bakshi, S., Bilge, S., Hall, L. K., Johnston, L.,…, Chávez, K. (2013). Here, and not yet here: a dialogue at the intersection of queer, trans, and culture. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 6(2), 96-117.
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To start this dialogue, guest editor Karma R. Chávez posed a series of general and unbinding questions to participants about the meanings of queer theory and its relationship with questions of culture. The dialogue unfolded over the course of three weeks in an online forum and covered several important themes. First, participants engaged questions surrounding the meaning of queer, and its relationship to different cultural and linguistic contexts, especially with regard to diaspora, settler colonialism, and postcoloniality. Second, participants considered the interplay between queer and trans theories, which led to considerations of the body, memory, and homonormativity. Third, after the “coming out” of the U.S. actress Jodie Foster, participants had a lively discussion about the politics of visibility, responsibility, and accountability for different LGBTQ subjects. The dialogue concluded with final meditations.