Policy Press

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Queer Politics in Contemporary Turkey

By Paul Gordon Kramer

Published

Mar 23, 2022

Page count

176 pages

Series

Gender, Sexuality and Global Politics

ISBN

978-1529214840

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Mar 23, 2022

Page count

176 pages

Series

Gender, Sexuality and Global Politics

ISBN

978-1529214857

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Queer Politics in Contemporary Turkey

Drawing on the words and stories of queer Turkish activists, this book aims to unravel the complexities of queer lives in Turkey. In doing so, it challenges dominant conceptualizations of the queer Turkish experience within critical security discourses.

The book argues that while queer Turks are subjected to insatiate forms of insecurity in their governance, opportunities for emancipatory resistance have emerged alongside these abuses. In doing so, the book identities the ways in which the state, the family, Turkish Islam and other socially-meditated processes and agencies can expose or protect queers from violence in the Turkish community.

Paul Gordon Kramer is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Introduction

1. Approach

2. Turkish Governmentality: A Genealogy of Heteropatriarchal Nationalism

3. Assembling Turkish Queers

4. Assembing Trans Bodies

5. The Queer Common

Conclusion