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Public koti and private love: Section 377, religion, perversity and lived desire
In this paper, we juxtapose the present-day Supreme Court battles over the colonial anti-sodomy provisions in the Indian Penal Code (Section 377), with everyday interpretations of carnal intercourseExpand
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Intimate Subjects and Virtual Spaces: Rethinking Sexuality as a Category for Intimate Ethnographies
Social networking sites and digital technologies have created opportunities for young people in India to establish virtual intimate connections. In this article, the authors analyze the intimateExpand
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Being out of place: Non-belonging and queer racialization in the U.K.
Abstract The question of refugee rights and immigrant entry to the UK presently has come under attack with the rise of nationalist sentiment and the exit of the UK from the European Union. The figureExpand
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‘Queer(y)ing methodologies: doing fieldwork and becoming queer’ – guest editorial
Abstract This themed issue contributes to discussions of queer positionalities in the context of doing fieldwork on/with queer-identified subjects. The point of departure being that the term queerExpand
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Cartographies of Friendship, Desire, and Home; Notes on surviving neoliberal security regimes
In this auto-ethnographic essay I shed light upon processes of racialiazation and sexualization which work to construct the figure of the disabled, diseased, alien. The paper argues disability basedExpand
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Recent Publications
Banerjea, Niharika, Debanuj Dasgupta, Rohit K. Dasgupta, and Jaime M. Grant, editors. Friendship as Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective. U of Chicago P, 2018.Expand
Rescripting Trauma: Trans/Gender Detention Politics and Desire in the United States
“President Obama! I am a transgender, undocumented immigrant. Release all transgender people from detention,” yelled Jennicet Guti errez, cofounder of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and aExpand
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