This article provides an outline of the project of queer theory and the ways that this project has (and has not) engaged with the question of Palestine. Ultimately, the author argues that queer theory and Palestinian liberation share, albeit perhaps unwittingly, a defining resistance to elimination and an enduring commitment to unsettlement. As such, queer politics is and can surely become decolonial praxis, just as decolonization has a clear affinity with dissident queer resistance.
To Exist Is to Resist: Palestine and the Question of Queer Theory
C. Heike Schotten is associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches political theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She is the author of Queer Terror: Life, Death, and Desire in the Settler Colony (forthcoming from Columbia University Press).
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C. Heike Schotten; To Exist Is to Resist: Palestine and the Question of Queer Theory. Journal of Palestine Studies 1 May 2018; 47 (3): 13–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2018.47.3.13
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