Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Black Queer Theory and neoliberalism

  • Wann 13.06.2012 von 13:00 bis 17:00
  • Wo Berlin, Christinenstraße 18/19, Haus 8
  • iCal
Veranstaltet von

Institut für Queer Theory in Kooperation mit dem ICI-Berlin



The Subtle Racializations of Sexuality: Queer Theory, the Aftermath of Colonial History, and the Late-Modern State


In this workshop we will explore how the policies and rhetoric of neoliberalism impact and reshape the intimate sphere, using it as a site for state intervention while deploying the language of privatization. This use of the intimate sphere as a site of regulation is not new. For example, the intimate sphere has always been a heightened domain of regulation for racialized marginal communities. Understanding this, what lessons can we learn from the history of struggle in African-American communities over issues such as sex, desire and family? Specifically, we will explore what interventions in theory and practice might be developed from black queer theory to challenge the attack on or use of the intimate sphere in neoliberalism.



Prof Cathy Cohen, Dr (University of Chicago, Chicago, US)


Gefördert von

Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin (Prof. Cilja Harders) und Zentraleinrichtung zur Förderung von Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung an der Freien Universität Berlin



ZtG-Veranstaltungskategorie: Genderdialog/Podiumsdiskussionen/Weitere