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CFP: The Rise of “Alt-Right” Discourse, the Backlash against Social Justice, and Resistances

Call for Papers Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice/ Études critiques sur le genre, la culture, et la justice sociale Deadline: June 15, 2017 Issue 39.2   Thematic Cluster: The Rise of “Alt-Right” Discourse, the Backlash against Social Justice, and Resistances Editors: Sara Matthews & Nathan Rambukkana In a Daily Intelligencer article […]

Polygamy Charges, Again and Some Historical Context for Canadian Antipolygamy Laws

Canada might be closer to laying charges on polygamy and child exploitation in Bountiful, as this article outlines: New polygamy, exploitation charges considered in Bountiful case This is connected to a long historical context which doesn’t make it into the journalistic glosses on the topic. I recently gave a paper on this at the inaugural […]

Freud, Reclaimed

A quick and dirty queer and feminist reappropriation of Freud would be to just replace all of his references to “normal sexuality” with “normative intimacy.”

Connoting Gender

Gender is one of the most complex words in our social and theoretical cannons. And a fundamental part of this complexity—or as Latour might say complicatedness—is that, to many, it appears simple and straightforward. As such, to define it, to speak of its denotation, becomes difficult, if not impossible. Like “queer” it escapes definition, or maybe more precisely […]