World, City, Queer

The Philosopher's Eye

World, City, Queer” is a collection of papers edited by Natalie Oswin (McGill University, Canada).

While scholars have become increasingly attuned to the geographies of LGBT in/tolerance across the world’s countries, the ways in which the global and national dimensions of LGBT politics are tied to the world’s cities have received limited attention. This is a particularly important omission since we are seeing sexual difference increasingly marshalled as a symbol of “progress” and “modernity” for the purposes of fostering national and urban competitiveness in various contexts. The symposium puts work on sexuality and the city into conversation with debates on global urbanism to provide a framework for understanding the “worlding” of queerness that focuses on the relationships between globalization, urbanization and sexual politics.

Last year Natalie and Bobby Benedicto (McGill University, Canada) received an International Workshop Award from the Antipode Foundation (http://antipodefoundation.org/international-workshop-awards/201314-recipients/iwa-1314-oswin/), enabling them to continue…

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