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Resisting the public at Gezi Park and beyond
Paul Gordon Kramer

12 The queer common: resisting the public at Gezi Park and beyond Paul Gordon Kramer This struggle is not something you can do on your own. There is a huge world out there just waiting to humiliate you, kill you – you need to be together to face all these threats. (Sedef Çakmak, Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Republican People’s Party), interview with author, Istanbul, 28 February 2014) Millions of people across Turkey protested against police violence, state totalitarianism, urban gentrification and a host of other concerns during the Gezi Park protests in late May

in The politics of identity
Piero Garofalo, Elizabeth Leake, and Dana Renga

176 5 Queering internal exile on Italian screens Introduction The promotion of internal exile as holiday is particularly interesting when considering the experience of men sent to the islands (most commonly the Tremiti but also to Ustica) for suspicion of ‘pederasty’, as it was referred to at the time. As Lorenzo Benadusi explains, it is difficult to know exactly ‘how many people were sent to confino because they were thought to be homosexual’.1 Police records indicate that 88 political prisoners and 298 common criminals were sent to internal exile for

in Internal exile in Fascist Italy
History and representations of confino

Confino (i.e., internal exile) was a malleable form of imprisonment during the Fascist ventennio. Confinement allowed Mussolini to bypass the judiciary thereby placing prisoners outside magistrates’ jurisdiction. The Regime applied it to political dissidents, ethnic and religious minorities, gender nonconforming people, and mafiosi, among others. Recent political discourse in and beyond Italy has drawn on similar rationales to address perceived threats against the State. This study examines confino from a historical, political, social, and cultural perspective. It provides a broad overview of the practice and it also examines particular cases and situations. In addition to this historical assessment, it is the first to analyse confinement as a cultural practice through representations in literature (e.g., letters, memoirs, historical fiction) and film. English-language publications often overlook confino and its representations. Italian critical literature, instead, often speaks in purely historical terms or is rooted in partisan perspectives. This book demonstrates that internal exile is not purely political: it possesses a cultural history that speaks to the present. The scope of this study, therefore, is to provide a cultural reading that makes manifest aspects of confino that have been appropriated by contemporary political discourse. Although directed towards students and specialists of Italian history, literature, film, and culture, the study offers a coherent portrait of confino accessible to those with a general interest in Fascism.

Lucy Nicholas

and backlash from majority groups and are illustrative of pushback that occurs when ‘in’ groups are required to go beyond tolerance of clearly defined minority ‘out’ groups, having their perspectives decentred and being expected to change behaviour, and are useful for considering intergroup ethics. This chapter proposes the fruitful combination of queer ethics, post-tolerance political theory and the social psychology concept of ‘allophilia’ (love for the other) (Pittinsky, Rosenthal and Montoya 2011) as potential positive and practical alternative modes of relating

in The politics of identity
Richard Dunphy and Luke March

, the Education group, the Energy and Climate Policies group, EL FEM (the feminist network), Freedom and Civil Rights group, Latin American group, LGBT Queer network, the Middle East group, the Trade Unionists network, and the Youth network. The fifth Congress in Berlin in 2016 approved a motion calling for the formation of an eleventh working group, on the United States and Canada, to promote co-operation and co-ordination with the left in those countries. In addition, a number of regional forums have been created to co-ordinate activities between parties sharing

in The European Left Party
Kelly-Kate Pease

tax havens, international media attention was focused instead on the counter-summit, which highlighted Russia’s human rights record in relation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) rights and US surveillance tactics worldwide. This kind of diplomacy keeps human rights at the forefront of international relations by bringing international attention towards human rights violations. Human rights diplomacy is often channeled through IGOs and conducted by independent officials representing IGOs such as secretaries-general or commissioners

in Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy
Christopher Snedden

actually wanted this. Despite the Delhi Agreement and his ‘allergy to Delhi’, 325 he may have been ‘queer[ing] the pitch’, or politicking. 326 Still chastened, The Times of India stated that Abdullah knew that an independent Kashmir was ‘not worth a day's purchase’ (or effort). He had been informed that India would ‘wash her [sic] hands’ of such an entity, if only because it could not make any ‘military guarantee’ to preserve such independence

in Independent Kashmir
Anne-Marie Fortier

transnational or diasporic family ties and obligations, such as remittances. The household is reactivated in citizenship ceremonies as a site that, as Clare Hemmings argues ( 2020 ), can ‘only ever see queer as divergence, single mothers as pathology, migrant remittances [and, I would add, family separations] as sad necessity, and single living as selfishness’. There is valuable research on transnational or diasporic families that shows how migration challenges conventional understandings of family formations and intimacy (Bryceson and Vuorela 2002 ; Goulbourne et al. 2010

in Uncertain citizenship
Place, space and discourse
Editors: Christine Agius and Dean Keep

Identity is often regarded as something that is possessed by individuals, states, and other agents. In this edited collection, identity is explored across a range of approaches and under-explored case studies with a view to making visible its fractured, contingent, and dynamic features. The book brings together themes of belonging and exclusion, identity formation and fragmentation. It also examines how identity functions in discourse, and the effects it produces, both materially and in ideational terms. Taking in case studies from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, the various chapters interrogate identity through formal governing mechanisms, popular culture and place. These studies demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of identity and identity practices, as well as implications for theorising identity.

Michael Loadenthal

illegalism, propaganda of the deed, revolutionary warfare, and the evolution of post-millennial, insurrectionary networks of attack. In attempting to trace this evolutionary genealogy, we will examine the strategy of Blanquism, the contribution of “classical anarchists,” the influence of the largely French, post-millennial theorists such as Tiqqun and TIC, and the contributions of shorter, anonymously authored publications. Following this account, we will focus on the contributions of Queer insurrectionary THEORY, TEXT, AND STRATEGY 135 praxis before examining the

in The politics of attack