Part VIII of the international conference series Queering Paradigms (Web)
Time: 20-23 September 2017
Venue: University of Vienna
Proposals by: 15.03.2017
Lately, much activist work, in the global North/West and beyond, has been done under the banner of Queer Solidarity. Much of this solidarity targets human rights violations, homo- and trans*phobia in regions, far away from the north/western metropolitan areas where street protests fight the ‘antihomosexual propaganda law’ in Russia, the re-criminalization of same-sex relationships in India or against homophobic violence in Uganda.
Solidarity was and is a key concept in anticapitalist, Marxist, socialist, workers movements and materialist critique as well as in movements critically questioning globalization. Today, queer solidarity movements seem to have lost these roots within the class struggle and seem less concerned with neoliberal development, globalization, labor conditions (including sexualized and gendered labor), the continuation of colonial exploitation etc. With our conference we want to take a closer look at the current performances of queer solidarity, especially towards the post-soviet context. Read more … (Web)