Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Book release and reading at York U Nov. 23

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Please join us for an evening of food and discussion with Dr. Jin Haritaworn (Assistant Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University) as we celebrate the release of their latest book Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places (Pluto Press).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: November 23, 2015
Location: HNES 140 (Health, Nursing, Environmental Studies Building York University)
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Book description:

In Queer Lovers, Jin Haritaworn argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight in the shadow of hateful Others, who are fixed as homophobic and disposable. Rather than an ‘in’ or ‘out’ sexual citizen, Haritaworn treats the queer lover as a transitional object that renders the shift between a welfare regime and a neoliberal regime palpable, and makes punishment and neglect appear as signs of care and love for diversity. Talking back at ‘invented traditions’ of women-and-gay-friendliness, and a queer nostalgia for more murderous times and places, Queer Lovers traces the making of a moral panic over ‘Muslim homophobia’. The new folk devil inherits technologies from older transnational panics over crime, violence, patriarchy, integration, and segregation. In contrast, the book foregrounds the environments in which queer bodies have become worthy of protection, the everyday erasures that shape life in the inner city, and the alternative maps that are drawn at queer of colour kitchen tables in inner-city Berlin. In the process, queer lovers, drag kings, criminalised youth, homosexuals persecuted under National Socialism, and other figures of degeneracy and regeneration appear on a shared plane, where new ways of sharing space become imaginable.

The York U Bookstore will have books for sale and they take cash, debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex). Unfortunately, YU cards can not be used as payment.

Accessibility information:
– The building is wheelchair accessible with accessible bathrooms on the main floor (where room 140 is).
– The building has gender-neutral bathrooms on the main floor (where room 140 is).
– HNES is designated as a scent-free environment and we request all participants respect this.
– We are currently trying to book ASL interpreters for this event and will update the event page as soon as we have more information.

If you have other access needs, or require information about the event, please contact us at aceatyorku@gmail.com

This event is being hosted and organized by ACE (Accessibility, Community, Equity at York University)

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