Synopses & Reviews
Delineating an approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, Queer Migration Politics
examines a series of andquot;coalitional momentsandquot; in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a sense of national identity.and#160;Karma Chandaacute;vez analyzes how activists use coalition to articulate the shared concerns of queer politics and migration politics, as both populations seek to imagine their ability to belong in various communities and spaces, their relationships to state and regional politics, and their relationships to other people whose lives might be very different from their own. Advocating a politics of the present and drawing from women of color and queer of color theory, this book contends that coalition enables a vital understanding of how queerness and immigration, citizenship and belonging, and inclusion and exclusion are linked. Queer Migration Politics
offers activists, queer scholars, feminists, and immigration scholars productive tools for theorizing political efficacy.
"This is the sphere of academic work, but Chand#225;vez goes beyond that, calling for theorization that privileges the experiences of those walking the streets and putting their bodies on the line."--make/shift
About the Author
Karma Chandaacute;vez is an assistant professor of rhetoric at University of Wisconsinandndash;Madison. She is the cofounder of the Queer Migration Research Network and the coeditor of Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies