By Melanie Judge
As lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities more and more safe felony popularity around the globe, those formal equality earnings are contradicted by means of the ongoing presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political strain aspect for contestations of id and gear inside of wider structures of world and native inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence represent subjectivities that enact violence and which are rendered at risk of it, in addition to shaping political chances to behave opposed to violence.
Blackwashing Homophobia opinions winning discourses by which violence and its queer pursuits are normatively understood, exploring the information regimes during which a number of different types of othering are either reproduced and/or resisted. This booklet attracts on basic study on lesbian subjectivity and violence in South Africa interpreting the intersections of sexual, gender, race and sophistication identities, and the modern politics of violence in a postcolonial context:
• What are the contending methods of realizing queers and the violence they face?
• How are the explanations, characters, final result of, and ‘cures’ for, violence developed via such knowledges and what are their strength results?
The publication explores those questions and their implications for the way violence, as an software of strength, should be countered.
Blackwashing Homophobia is a well timed intervention for theorising the discourse of homophobia-related violence and what it unearths and conceals, allows and hinders, on the subject of queer identities and political imaginaries in instances of violence. The book’s interdisciplinary method of the subject will entice social and political scientists, philosophers and psychology execs, in addition to to complicated psychology undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
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Blackwashing Homophobia: Violence and the Politics of Sexuality, Gender and Race (Concepts for Critical Psychology) by Melanie Judge