A Case of Mistaken Identity. Female Russian Social-Revolutionaries in early-twentieth-century Switzerland

Grisard, Dominique. (2014) A Case of Mistaken Identity. Female Russian Social-Revolutionaries in early-twentieth-century Switzerland. In: What's Queer About Europe? Productive Encounters and Re-Enchanting Paradigms. New York, pp. 48-68.

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What’s Queer about Europe? examines how queer theory helps us initiate disorienting conjunctions and counterintuitive encounters for imagining historical and contemporary Europe. This book queers Europe and Europeanizes queer, forcing a reconsideration of both. Its contributors study Europe relationally, asking not so much what Europe is but what we do when we attempt to define it. The topics discussed include: gay marriage in Renaissance Rome, Russian anarchism and gender politics in early-twentieth-century Switzerland, colonialism and sexuality in Italy, queer masculinities in European popular culture, queer national identities in French cinema, and gender theories and activism. What these apparently disparate topics have in common is the urgency of the political, legal, and cultural issues they tackle. Asking what is queer about Europe means probing the blind spots that continue to structure the long and discrepant process of Europeanization.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Geschlechterforschung (Maihofer)
UniBasel Contributors:Grisard, Dominique M
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Fordham University Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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