Homonationalism and Pinkwashing
Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
April 10-11, 2013
Keynotes by Jasbir Puar, Judith Butler, Rabih Almmedine, and Haneen MaiKey
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies is pleased to announce "Homonationalism and Pinkwashing," a conference to be held April 10-11, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all configurations around the world have always experienced dramatic differences in representation and power. Today, after generations of sacrifice and organization, some LGBT people have won full legal rights with different degrees of implementation.
Once hard to imagine, protection from discrimination, full relationship recognition, and inclusion in representation are now daily possibilities for some. In the United States, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have been invited into an equality defined, not by rights, but by the ability to participate openly in immoral wars. The co-opting of some LGBT people by anti-immigrant and in particular anti-Muslim political forces is widespread and growing. Rutgers Professor Jasbir Puar has coined the term "Homonationalism" to define collusion between LGBT people and identification with the nation state, re-enforcement of racial and national boundary, and systems of supremacy ideology no longer interrupted by homophobia.
Homonationalism has spread far from its roots in European xenophobia and US militarism to become an increasingly potent tool in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Read the whole call for paper on http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/pages/homo_cfp.html