Homonormativity is the privileging of heteronormative ideals and constructs onto LGBT culture and identity. The term 'homonormativity' was popularised by Lisa Duggan in her critique of contemporary democracy, equality, and LGBT discourse. Duggan writes, "homonormativity is a politics that does not contest dominant heteronormativity assumptions and institutions but upholds and sustains them while promising the possibility of a demobilised gay culture anchored in domesticity and consumption. Halperin says that the urbanisation , gentrification and recapitalisation of inner city queer areas and gay-ghettos contribute to the prevalence and privileging of established heterosexual norms. Gayle Rubin's notion of "sex hierarchy" - that sees Western heteronormative society graduate sexual practices from morally "good sex" to "bad sex" - delineates the forms of homosexual behaviour that engenders conditional acceptance.
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Wilkerson Cripping the Queer Nation In disability communities, one feature of many post-September 11 conversations was a consideration of the physical space of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. These conversations, not surprisingly, often extended far beyond the subjects covered by the mainstream press, which tended either to celebrate the people with disabilities who had escaped from the buildings or to center on the tragic stories of the people with disabilities who had been trapped inside.
In the United States, after all, the imagined post-September 11 community has been incredibly diverse; the national identity crisis played out in the mainstream media has, on the surface, accommodated a wider range of identities than any other phenomenon ever has.
As one retrospective on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, suggests:. Clearly, in this account the project of shaping a "wonderfully American" identity entails acknowledging those who were "gay" and "handicapped. In often overdetermined able-bodied rhetoric, "weakness" has been disclaimed, and America has emerged "strong" and "unbroken. If the heralded national and nationalistic unity marks one community that has emerged anew, supposedly, at the turn of the century, it should not obscure what arguably has been another: the vibrant activist communities dis organized around antiglobalization protests that have blocked the streets of Seattle; Prague; Washington, D.
Much smaller than the community of the nation is represented to be, antiglobalization activist groups have nonetheless attracted the attention of governmental bodies around the world, and both state and international agencies have mobilized police and military apparatuses to contain the movement.
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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Institutional Login. LOG IN. As one retrospective on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, suggests: What is known is that a group of men and women, randomly thrown together, somehow rose up as they faced death. Ages 20 to 79, from Manalapan, N. Like characters in an adventure movie, this ensemble cast included a wonderfully American mix of men and women of action: a former collegiate [End Page 1] judo champion, a retired paratrooper, a street-smart weightlifter, a flight attendant who'd been a policewoman, a female lawyer who also had a brown belt in karate, a 6-foot-5 muscular rugby player who was also gay, and a take-charge former college quarterback.
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The New Homonormativity: The Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism
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