Sex on the Move. Gender, Subjectivity and Differential Inclusion

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Abstract

Heterosexuality and patriarchal social arrangements built within immigration regulations signal the undiminished urgency of feminist engagement to
rethink migration through the perspective of sexuality and gender. At the same time,
feminist analysis of contemporary migration remains bound to the analytical
framework centred on control, and approaches borders and immigration regulations
primarily in terms of exclusion. Yet, the contemporary transformations of state
borders, labour relations and citizenship question the currency and adequacy of the
exclusion-based interpretative model. This article brings together feminist and queer
migration studies with literature on the transformation of borders, sovereignty
and citizenship as developed in critical political theory with the aim of broadening
the interpretative scope and political relevance of feminist and queer migration
scholarship. The stakes are both theoretical and political in that such a reading allows
for a more nuanced account of the changing forms of governing as well as of emerging political subjectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-406
JournalSubjectivity
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Gender
  • sexuality
  • migration
  • Labour market
  • Citizenship

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