Queering Urban Justice

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Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, Syrus Marcus Ware
University of Toronto Press, 2018 - Minority gays - 224 pages

Queering Urban Justice foregrounds visions of urban justice that are critical of racial and colonial capitalism, and asks: What would it mean to map space in ways that address very real histories of displacement and erasure? What would it mean to regard Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC) as geographic subjects who model different ways of inhabiting and sharing space?

The volume describes city spaces as sites where bodies are exhaustively documented while others barely register as subjects. The editors and contributors interrogate the forces that have allowed QTBIPOC to be imagined as absent from the very spaces they have long invested in. From the violent displacement of poor, disabled, racialized, and sexualized bodies from Toronto's gay village, to the erasure of queer racialized bodies in the academy, Queering Urban Justice offers new directions to all who are interested in acting on the intersections of social, racial, economic, urban, migrant, and disability justice.

 

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Contents

Queering Urban Justice
3
Mapping Community
27
Cartographies of Resistance
119
Caressing in Small Spaces
212
Contributors
219
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About the author (2018)

Jin Haritaworn is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Ghaida Moussa is a PhD Candidate in the Social and Political Thought Program at York University.

Syrus Marcus Ware is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

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