Around the world lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer individuals are subjected to violence and intimidation based on their real or perceived sexuality, gender identity or expression. With those most at risk of human rights violations often living in areas of low economic development, questions of sexuality, gender identity, and expression have become a significant area of research within the field of development studies. The Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies is the first full length study of queer development studies, collecting the very best in research from around the world. Topics for discussion include:
- Queering policy and planning in development
- Queer development critique and queer critiques of development
- Global LGBTIQ rights
- Queer social movements and mobilizations
At a time when development and human rights organizations such as the World Bank, Office of the UN Secretary General and Human Rights Watch are placing increasing importance on global LGBT rights, the Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies is an essential guide for scholars, upper level students, practitioners and anyone with an interest in global sexualities, gender identities, and expressions.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Queer Development Studies Reader Corinne L. Mason Section 1: Queering Policy and Planning 1. Foundational: Changing Families and Communities: An LGBT Contribution to an Alternative Development Path Peter Drucker 2. Troubling Hetero/cisnormative Educational Practices in International Development Robert C. Mizzi 3. Queerying Development Planning: Recognizing Needs and Identifying Vulnerable Populations in Africa Petra L. Doan 4. Gender, Sexuality and Development: avenues for action in a post-2015 development era Chloe Vaast and Elizabeth Mills Section 2: Queer Development Critique 5. Foundational: Arrested development or the queerness of savages: resisting evolutionary narratives of difference (with new preface) Neville Hoad 6. Dangerous Liaisons? (Homo)Developmentalism, Sexual Modernization and LGBTIQ Rights in Europe Christine M. Klapeer 7. Decolonizing development work: a Transfeminist perspective Chamindra Weerawardhan Section 3: Global LGBTIQ Rights 8. Foundational: Critique of ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ in human rights discourse: global queer politics beyond the Yogyakarta Principles Matthew Waites 9. LGBTIQ (In)Visibility: A Human Security Approach to SOGIESC Ariel G. Mekler 10. Liveable Lives: A Transnational Queer-Feminist Reflection on Sexuality, Development and Governance Niharika Banerjea and Kath Browne 11. The Growing Chasm: International Polarization Around Queer Rights Dennis Altman and Jonathan Symons Section 4: Aiding Queer Mobilizations? 12. Foundation: Rescue, and Real Love: Same-sex Desire in International Development Andil Gosine 13. Queer Paradise: Development and Recognition in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Marcus McGee 14. Queer Dilemmas: LGBT Activism and International Funding Julie Moreau and Ashley Currier 15. Politicized Priorities: Critical Implications for LGBTQ Movements Nick J. Mulé 16. Circumscribed Recognition: creating a space for young queer people in Delhi Maria Tonini 17. Disrupting Joburg Pride: Exploring the depoliticisation of Africa’s first Pride march Nyx McLean
Corinne L. Mason is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology at Brandon University, Canada. Mason is the author of Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry, and her work can be found in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, and Feminist Media Studies.
"A must-read and a much-needed handbook for anyone interested in queer investigations of development. It brings together for the first time key queerly diverse and emergent scholars and activists in the field, while facing head-on the contestations and debates about both queerness and development." — Ilan Kapoor, York University, Toronto, Canada
"The ‘sexuality turn’ in development studies comes under timely and through scrutiny in this collection. Bringing together established and emerging voices in the field, it stages fresh conversations about the contested meanings of development and queerness, but also the debates and contradictions in queer theory and development studies. A valuable resource for thinking and teaching." — Jyoti Puri, Professor of Sociology, Simmons College, Boston, USA
"An indispensable resource for understanding the contested histories, theories, and projects of the emerging field of queer development. This diverse collection of critical interventions variously disrupt current "progressive" narratives that tie colonial and neoliberal agendas to LGBT rights, while creating much-needed space for imagining and enacting queer futures otherwise." — Suzanne Bergeron, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA