Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556809
Title:
Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics
Author:
Durban-Albrecht, Erin Leigh
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Release after 31-May-2017
Abstract:
This dissertation develops a theory of postcolonial homophobia based on archival research and multi-sited ethnographic research in Haiti and its diaspora between 2008 and 2014. Postcolonial homophobia refers to the way that Euro-American imperialist discourses construct postcolonial nations as simultaneously too queer (resistant to modernity) and too homophobic (failed modernity), which respectively emerge from two transnational social movements, evangelical Christianity and global LGBTQI human rights. The dissertation demonstrates that the interplay of these discourses produces negative material effects for postcolonial subjects, including those under the signs of LGBT and other queer terms (e.g., masisi, madivin, makomé, bisex, omoseksyèl, trani). The six chapters provide detailed accounts of the effects of postcolonial homophobia in Haiti: cyclical outbreaks of homophobic violence, depoliticization of anti-imperialist resistance, and justification of foreign interventions.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Imperialism; Queer; Racialized Sexuality; Social Movements; United States; Gender & Women’s Studies; Haiti
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Gender & Women’s Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Briggs, Laura J.; Luibhèid, Eithne

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePostcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politicsen_US
dc.creatorDurban-Albrecht, Erin Leighen
dc.contributor.authorDurban-Albrecht, Erin Leighen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.releaseRelease after 31-May-2017en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation develops a theory of postcolonial homophobia based on archival research and multi-sited ethnographic research in Haiti and its diaspora between 2008 and 2014. Postcolonial homophobia refers to the way that Euro-American imperialist discourses construct postcolonial nations as simultaneously too queer (resistant to modernity) and too homophobic (failed modernity), which respectively emerge from two transnational social movements, evangelical Christianity and global LGBTQI human rights. The dissertation demonstrates that the interplay of these discourses produces negative material effects for postcolonial subjects, including those under the signs of LGBT and other queer terms (e.g., masisi, madivin, makomé, bisex, omoseksyèl, trani). The six chapters provide detailed accounts of the effects of postcolonial homophobia in Haiti: cyclical outbreaks of homophobic violence, depoliticization of anti-imperialist resistance, and justification of foreign interventions.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectImperialismen
dc.subjectQueeren
dc.subjectRacialized Sexualityen
dc.subjectSocial Movementsen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectGender & Women’s Studiesen
dc.subjectHaitien
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGender & Women’s Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBriggs, Laura J.en
dc.contributor.advisorLuibhèid, Eithneen
dc.contributor.committeememberStryker, Susanen
dc.contributor.committeememberMcAlister, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.committeememberBriggs, Laura J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLuibhèid, Eithneen
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.