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What's Queer about Europe?: Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

Mireille Rosello and Sudeep Dasgupta


What’s Queer about Europe is not about queer communities in Europe. It is about the ways in which Queer Theory helps us initiate disorienting conjunctions and counter-intuitive encounters for imagining historical and contemporary Europe. The encounter between a queer perspective and Europe forces a reconsideration of both. This book queers Europe and Europeanizes queer. It refracts received understandings of queer through analyses of historical and contemporary Europe while re-orienting an imaginary of Europe by queering it through specific analyses. What’s Queer about Europe is a collection o ... More

Keywords: Queer theory, European identity, European cinema, Postcolonialism, Popular culture, National identity, Fortress Europe, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Relationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823255351
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823255351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mireille Rosello, editor
University of Amsterdam

Sudeep Dasgupta, editor
University of Amsterdam

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