(Un)liveabilities: Homonationalism and transnational adoption

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Rosa Morena tells a story about kinship in which a white homosexual Danish man adopts a child born to a black poor Brazilian woman. Using a theoretical framework of biopolitics and affective labour the article highlights how the male homosexual figure is being cast as heteronormative and white in order to become intelligible as a parent and the bearer of liveable kinship. The casting rests on the affective and reproductive labour of the birth mother who is portrayed as an unsuitable parent through a colonial discourse steeped in sexualized and racialized imagery. A specific distribution of affect fixates and relegates the birth mother to a state of living dead, and thus she becomes the bearer of an unliveable kinship.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSexualities
Vol/bind18
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)329-345
ISSN1363-4607
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StatusUdgivet - 2015

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