Somewhere, over the rainbow: biopolitiske rekonfigurationer af den homoseksuelle figur

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning


The main argument of the dissertation is that the homosexual figure has fundamentally changed from being a cultural figure related to death (e.g. degeneration, suicide, AIDS, and sickness) to being a figure related to life (e.g. reproduction, national recognition, marriage, and kinship). This reconfiguration is being fueled and made possible by making the figure of the homosexual recognizable inside heteronormative and nationalist formations. Thus the reconfiguration and other forms of exclusions are interdependent.
The main argument is being discussed in three different studies: The first study is an analysis of the discourses of the homosexual figure in parliamentary proceedings and national policies in Denmark 1988-2012. The second study is an analysis of the representations of the homosexual figure in national printed medias, focusing on the LGBT parade and the international event World Outgames in Copenhagen in 2009. The last study contains readings of mainstream gay movies picturing new kinship arrangements involving a homosexual figure.

The theoretical framework of the dissertation is critical race, feminist, and queer theories as well as Foucauldian biopolitical framework redeveloped by rethinking the concept of bio politics with the work of post-­ and neocolonial thinkers. The queer theoretical framework is developed by rereading classical queer theories in connection with queer of color critiques to make a queer theoretical mode of analysis calibrated to analyze the ways in which different forms of normativity produce and hierarchize racialized, sexualized, and gendered populations and subjects.
ForlagKøbenhavns Universitet
Antal sider286
StatusUdgivet - 1. dec. 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa