Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (Paperback)

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Colin's Pick: Check out this important intervention in conversations around social movement cultures and queer politics by local author and activist Karma Chavez!

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Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics examines a series of "coalitional moments" in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity. Karma Chavez analyzes how activists use coalition to articulate the shared concerns of queer politics and migration politics, as both populations seek to imagine their ability to belong in various communities and spaces, their relationships to state and regional politics, and their relationships to other people whose lives might be very different from their own. Advocating a politics of the present and drawing from women of color and queer of color theory, this book contends that coalition enables a vital understanding of how queerness and immigration, citizenship and belonging, and inclusion and exclusion are linked. Queer Migration Politics offers activists, queer scholars, feminists, and immigration scholars productive tools for theorizing political efficacy.

About the Author


Karma Chavez is an assistant professor of rhetoric at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the cofounder of the Queer Migration Research Network and the coeditor of Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780252079580
ISBN-10: 0252079582
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2013
Pages: 214
Language: English
Series: Feminist Media Studies