Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3134: Queer Theory in the Global Context

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

This list is indicative:

Monographs and Journal Articles (Selected):

Ahmed, Sara. 2013. Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality.Routledge: London and New York.

a khanna. 2007. Us “Sexuality Types”: A Critical Engagement with the Postcoloniality of Sexuality, in B. Bose & S. Bhattacharyya, eds. The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India, pp.159- 167.

Amer, Sahar. 2012. Naming to Empower: Lesbianism in the Arab Islamicate World Today, Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 1, no.4, pp. 381-397.

Boone, Joseph. 2014. The Homoerotics of Orientalism, Columbia University Press.

Chávez, Karma. 2013. Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

D’Emilio, John. 1983. “Capitalism and Gay Identity”, in A. Snitow, C. Stansell & S Thompson, eds. Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality, Monthly Review Press.

Duggan Lisa. 2002. “The New Homonormativity: The Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism.” In: Castronovo R. and Nelson D.D. (eds) Materializing Democracy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 173–194.

El-Tayeb, Fatima. 2012. “Gays who cannot properly be gay’: Queer Muslims in the Neoliberal European City,” European Journal of Women’s Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 79-95.

Engebretsen, Elizabeth. 2013. Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography. Routledge: London and New York.

Fejes, Fred. 2000. Market niche at last, market niche at last, thank god almighty, we're a market niche at last: The political economy of Lesbian/Gay identity. [online]

Grewal, Inderpal. 1996. Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire, and the Cultures of Travel. Durham: Duke University Press.

Habib, Samar, 2010. Islam and Homosexuality, ABC-CLIO.

Haritaworn, Jin. 2015. QueerLovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places, Pluto Press.

Hopwood, Denis. 1999. Sexual Encounters in the Middle East: The British, the French, and the Arabs, Reading: Ithaca.

Jad, Islah. 2014. Between Religion and Secularism: Islamist Women of Hamas’, in Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone (ed.) On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era, New York: Feminist Press.

Kandiyoti, Deniz. 1991. Women, Islam, and the State, Temple University Press.

____________. 1988. Bargaining with Patriarchy, Gender and Society, 2(3), pp. 274 – 290.

Karayanni Stavros, S. 2004. Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality, and Imperial Politics in the Middle Eastern Dance, Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Massad, Joseph. 2007. Desiring Arabs, Chicago: Chicago University Press.

McCormick, Jared. 2011. Hairy Chest, Will Travel: Tourism, Identity, and Sexuality in the Levant. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, vol 7, no. 3.pp. 71-97.

Mourad, Sara. 2013. Queering the Mother Tongue. International Journal of Communication, vol. 7, no. 14, pp. 2533-2546.

Najmabadi, Afsaneh. 2005. Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity, University of California Press.

Perez, Hiram. 2005. You can have my brown body and eat it, too! Social Text 2005, vol. 23, pp.171-191.

Puar, Jasbir. 2013. Rethinking Homonationalism, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 45, pp. 336-339.

___________. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Durham: Duke University Press.

Rao, Rahul. 2014. The Location of Homophpbia, London Review of International Law, Volume 2, Issue 2, 1 September 2014, Pages 169–199.

___________. 2015. Global Homocapitalism. Radical Philosophy, vol. 194, pp. 38-49.

Richter-Montpetit, Melanie. 2017.  Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex (in IR) But were Afraid to Ask: The ‘Queer Turn’ in International Relations, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol 46. No.2, pp. 220-240.

Traub, Valerie. 2008. The Past is a Foreign Country? The Times and Spaces of Islamicate Sexualities, in Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire, edited by Kathryn Babayan, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Cambridge : Harvard University.

Weber, Cynthia. 2016. Queer International Relations: Sovereignty, Sexuality, and the Will to Knowledge, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yegenoglu, Meyda. 1998. Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism, Cambridge University Press.

Zeʼevi, Devi.2006. Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900, University of California Press.