Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and) (Paperback)

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In Queer in Translation, Evren Savcı analyzes the travel and translation of Western LGBT political terminology to Turkey in order to illuminate how sexual politics have unfolded under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's AKP government. Under the AKP's neoliberal Islamic regime, Savcı shows, there has been a stark shift from a politics of multicultural inclusion to one of securitized authoritarianism. Drawing from ethnographic work with queer activist groups to understand how discourses of sexuality travel and are taken up in political discourse, Savcı traces the intersection of queerness, Islam, and neoliberal governance within new and complex regimes of morality. Savcı turns to translation as a queer methodology to think Islam and neoliberalism together and to evade the limiting binaries of traditional/modern, authentic/colonial, global/local, and East/West-thereby opening up ways of understanding the social movements and political discourse that coalesce around sexual liberation in ways that do justice to the complexities both of what circulates under the signifier Islam and of sexual political movements in Muslim-majority countries.

About the Author


Evren Savcı is Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781478011361
ISBN-10: 147801136X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 29th, 2021
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and