Capably Queer: Exploring the Intersections of Queerness and Poverty in the Urban Philippines

@article{Thoreson2011CapablyQE,
  title={Capably Queer: Exploring the Intersections of Queerness and Poverty in the Urban Philippines},
  author={Ryan Richard Thoreson},
  journal={Journal of Human Development and Capabilities},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={493 - 510}
}
  • R. Thoreson
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Economics
  • Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
Despite growing attention to identity and intersectionality in the field of development, there is still a dearth of empirical scholarship exploring the ways that being sexually non-normative—or queer—shapes the experience of living in poverty in the Global South. In this paper, I use the ‘missing dimensions of poverty’ framework developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative to explore the ways that queerness and poverty inflect each other in the urban Philippines. I examine… 
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