Globalization has a taste for queer cultures. Whether in advertising, film, performance art, the internet, or in the political discourses of human rights in emerging democracies, queerness sells and the transnational circulation of peoples, identities and social movements that we call "globalization" can be liberating to the extent that it incorporates queer lives and cultures. From this perspective, globalization is seen as allowing the emergence of queer identities and cultures on a global scale.
The essays in Queer Globalizations bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine from multiple perspectives the narratives that have sought to define globalization. In examining the tales that have been spun about globalization, these scholars have tried not only to assess the validity of the claims made for globalization, they have also attempted to identify the tactics and rhetorical strategies through which these claims and through which global circulation are constructed and operate.
Contributors: Joseba Gabilondo, Gayatri Gopinath, Janet Ann Jakobsen, Miranda Joseph, Katie King, William Leap, Lawrence LaFountain-Stokes, Bill Maurer, Cindy Patton, Chela Sandoval, Ann Pellegrini, Silviano Santiago, and Roberto Strongman.
1 The Wily Homosexual (First—and Necessarily Hasty—Notes)
4 Can Homosexuals End Western Civilization As We Know It? Family Values in a Global Economy
5 Family Affairs: The Discourse of Global/Localization
6 Redecorating the International Economy: Keynes, Grant, and the Queering of Bretton Woods
7 Consuming Lifestyle: Commodity Capitalism and Transformations in Gay Identity
8 Local Sites/Global Contexts: The Transnational Trajectories of Deepa Mehta’s Fire\
9 Dancing La Vida Loca: The Queer Nuyorican Performances of Arthur Avilés and Elizabeth Marrero
10 Syncretic Religion and Dissident Sexualities
11 Stealth Bombers of Desire: The Globalization of “Alterity” in Emerging Democracies
12 “Strangers on a Train”: Sexual Citizenship and the Politics of Public Transportation in Apartheid Cape Town
13 Like Blood for Chocolate, Like Queers for Vampires: Border and Global Consumption in Rodríguez, Tarantino, Arau, Esquivel, and Troyano (Notes on Baroque, Camp, Kitsch, and Hybridization)
"Intellectual and political project." ~Signs