|Title:||Multiplicity of Queer Activism in East Asia: A Cosmopolitan Imagination for Justices||Authors:||Lee, Po-Han||Keywords:||assemblage;cosmopolitanism;queerness as resistance;rainbow coalition;transnationalism||Issue Date:||Aug-2020||Publisher:||Nova Science Publishers||Start page/Pages:||37||Source:||Advances in Sociology Research. Volume 30||Abstract:||
As queer activism develops in East Asia, there is emerging literature looking at each specific social context and mostly having come to recognise the effects of globalisation, through which the international LGBT rights discourse and politics have encountered state-sponsored queer-phobia and cultural relativism. In this context, this paper reflects on interviews conducted with queer activists in Taiwan, along with observations made at the Taiwan LGBT Pride from 2011 to 2015 and the sixth ILGA-Asia Conference in 2015. Particularly attending to two main themes – queerness and precarity as its expressive and material element, this paper maps out a matrix of queer activism with an assemblage perspective (DeLanda, 2006) that considers the process of deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation of its components as well as the dynamics of power relations within and outside the composition. Rather than set common goals and pave coherent strategies, such coalitional politics is more complex. As argued in this paper, the rainbow coalition – an informal, transnational assemblage of queer social movements – has attempted to incorporate a cosmopolitan ideal and an intersectional approach to social exclusion, in order to legitimise the significance of queer activism vis-à-vis emerging reactionary forces in East Asia.
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