Einladung zur Buchvorstellung mit Jin Haritaworn am 3. November
You are invited to the launch of Jin Haritaworn’s book Queer Lovers and Hateful Others:
QUEER REGENERATIONS: LOVE, HATE AND OTHER INVESTMENTS IN BERLIN’S INNER CITY
Wann? Dienstag 3. November
Wo? Center for Metropolitan Studies (Hardenbergstraße 16-18, Erdgeschoss, bitte Hinweisschilder beachten).
Introduction by Prof. Sérgio Costa, Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin.
Organized by Noa Ha, CMS.
In Queer Lovers and Hateful Others (https://www.facebook.com/haritaworn?fref=ts), Jin Haritaworn argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight in the shadow of hateful Others, who are fixed as homophobic and disposable. Rather than an ‘in’ or ‘out’ sexual citizen, Haritaworn treats the queer lover as a transitional object that renders the shift between a welfare regime and a neoliberal regime palpable, and makes punishment and neglect appear as signs of care and love for diversity. Talking back at ‘invented traditions’ of women-and-gay-friendliness, and a queer nostalgia for more murderous times and places, Queer Lovers traces the making of a moral panic over ‘Muslim homophobia’. The new folk devil inherits technologies from older transnational panics over crime, violence, patriarchy, integration, and segregation. In contrast, the book foregrounds the environments in which queer bodies have become worthy of protection, the everyday erasures that shape life in the inner city, and the alternative maps that are drawn at queer of colour kitchen tables in inner-city Berlin. In the process, queer lovers, drag kings, criminalised youth, homosexuals persecuted under National Socialism, and other figures of degeneracy and regeneration appear on a shared plane, where new ways of sharing space become imaginable.
Jin Haritaworn is Assistant Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University in Canada.
This event is organized in cooperation with the Institute for Latin American Studies, FU Berlin.
Access information: The building is wheelchair accessible and has a lift and a wheelchair accessible toilet.