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Sexuality and Translation in World Politics

Sexuality and Translation in World Politics

When terms such as LGBT and queer cross borders they evolve and adjust to different political thinking. Queer became kvir in Kyrgyzstan and cuir in Ecuador, neither of which hold the English meaning. Translation is about crossing borders, but some languages travel more than others. Sexualities are usually translated from the core to the periphery, imposing Western LGBT identities onto...

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Peter Chua
Peter Chua (Faculty)
3 years ago
This collection of scholarly essays provides various contemporary cases of sexual identities and expressions in non-western societies. It is a good resource for advance undergraduate and graduate students in interdisciplinary fields, particularly those interested in political and linguistic construction of sexual identities and practices. For many non-academics, they would need added guidance to determine social change and social movement relevance.