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New Intimacies, Old Desires – Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times

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Author : Dipika Jain , Ed. Oishik Sircar , Remove term: Ed. Oishik Sircar Ed. Oishik SircarRemove term: Dipika Jain Dipika Jain
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The book analyzes laws, state policies, and cultures of activism to show how new intimacies between queer sexuality and a neoliberalism that celebrates modernity and the birth of the liberated sexual citizen, are in fact, reproducing the old colonial desire of civilizing the native. By paying particular attention to race, religion, and class, this volume engages in a rigorous, self-reflexive critique of global queer politics and its engagements, confrontations, and negotiations with modernity and its investments in liberalism, legalism, and militarism–all with the objective of queering the ethics of global politics.