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Homonationalism, Femonationalism and Ablenationalism
Critical Pedagogies Contextualised

ISBN 9780367715656
Published April 29, 2022 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This edited volume engages with a range of geographical, political and cultural contexts to intervene in ongoing scholarly discussions on the intersection of nationalism with gender, sexuality and race.

The book maps and analyses the racially and sexually normativising power of homonationalist, femonationalist and ablenationalist dynamics and structures, three strands of research that have thus far remained separate. Scholars and practitioners from different geopolitical and academic contexts highlight research on the complexities of women’s, LGBTQ+ communities’ and dis/abled individuals’ engagements with and subsumption within nationalist projects. Homonationalism, Femonationalism and Ablenationalism: Critical Pedagogies Contextualised offers added value for those researching and teaching on topics related to gender, sexuality, disability, (post)coloniality and nationalism and includes new pedagogical strategies for addressing such timely global phenomena.

This dynamic interdisciplinary volume is ideal for those teaching gender studies, and for students and scholars in gender studies, international relations and sexuality studies.

Table of Contents


Wither Homonationalism?

Jasbir K. Puar

Disability Disruptions of Ablenationalism and the Promise of the Janus-faced Nation

David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder

When Homonationalism Meets Femonationalism Meets Ablenationalism: Contextualised Interventions in Feminist Teaching

Angeliki Sifaki, C.L. Quinan and Katarina Lončarević



1. Homonationalism as Site of Contestation and Transformation: On Queer Subjectivities and Homotransnationalism across Sinophone Societies

Wen Liu and Charlie Yi Zhang

2. Through a Decolonial Lens: Homonationalism in South Africa and the Cape Town Gay Pride Parade

Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki

3. Re-thinking Articulations of Nation and Gender through Asylum Policies: Discourses and Representations of Women Seeking Asylum in Spain

Diana P. Garcés Amaya



4. Exploring Femonationalist Convergences: The French Case of the Muslim Face-veil Ban

Charlène Calderaro

5. Teaching against Femonationalism: The Case of the Ban on Female Genital Mutilation in the United States and Switzerland

Dina Bader



6. Lovingly Constructed Media Nation-States: The Triple Cripples Continue the Legacy of Black Women

The Triple Cripples

7. Crippling (Homo)nationalism: Disability Rights and the Allure of the Neoliberal Nation-state

Gemma Laws and Edward Drew

8. Teaching the Non-Compliant: Ablenationalism and the Chronically Ill Student in the  Neoliberal Academe

Marcia Allison



9. Affect and Critical Pedagogies: How to Teach against Homo/Nationalism in the Midst of Current Nationalist Sentiment in Catalonia

Miranda Imperial

10. Decolonising Gender and Nationalism through Critical Pedagogies: A Case Study from Mexico

Emanuela Buscemi

11. Discomforting Pedagogies: The Politics of Teaching Sexual Diversity Education

Dana Theewis and Koen Rutten

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Angeliki Sifaki is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK, working on the project Greek Homonationalism: The Entanglement of Sexual Politics with Issues of Race and Nationalism in the Case of Lesbian and Gay Movements and Queer Activist Groups in Greece (HomoPolitics). She earned her PhD in 2018 from the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University in the Netherlands where she specialised in gender and sexuality studies, education and theories of nationalism. In addition to her PhD project on lesbian teachers in Greece, she has extensive experience as a principal investigator in research projects dealing with ethnic and religious minorities and educational inequalities.

C.L. Quinan is Lecturer in Gender Studies in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Quinan has also held positions at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and the University of California, Berkeley (US). Quinan’s research interests include queer theory, trans studies, postcolonial studies and feminist/queer pedagogy, with work on gender, surveillance and securitisation appearing in several journals and edited volumes. Quinan’s first book is entitled Hybrid Anxieties: Queering the French-Algerian War and its Postcolonial Legacies (2020).

Katarina Loncarevic is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. Loncarevic is the coordinator of the MA Program in Gender Studies at the Faculty of Political Science (University of Belgrade) and director of the research center, Center for Gender and Politics (Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade). She is the editor-in-chief of Genero: Journal of Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies. Loncarevic’s research interests include gender studies, feminist theory, feminist philosophy, feminist pedagogies and feminist periodical studies.