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dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcodenone
dc.contributor.authorAlm, Erikanone
dc.contributor.authorMartinsson, Lenanone
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T11:45:40Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T11:45:40Z
dc.date.issued2017none
dc.identifier.issn2000-1525none
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/1432
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the frictions the rainbow flag creates between transnational, national and translocal discourses and materialities. It focuses on the ambivalent role that the transnational ‘rainbow’ space plays for community building for LGBTQ activists in in Pakistan. The rainbow flag can function as a way to mobilize an imagined transnational community of belonging, enabling people to politicize their experiences of discrimination as a demand of recognition directed at the state. But it can also enable homonationalism and transnational middle class formations that exclude groups of people, for example illiterates and people perceived of as traditional, such as Khwaja Siras. The article is based on auto-ethnographic reflections on encounters with activists in Pakistan, and critically discusses the problem of feeling ‘too comfortable’, as white, Western, middle-class researchers, exploring ‘imperial narratives’ dominating the feminist and LGBTQ activist transnational imagined community of belonging. It argues for the importance of recognizing the transnational space as a space in its own right, with different positions, communities and conflicts stretching around the globe.none
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.subject.ddc306 Kultur und Institutionennone
dc.subject.otherrainbow flagnone
dc.subject.othertransnational imagined communitiesnone
dc.subject.otherLGBTQnone
dc.subject.otherdecolonial activismnone
dc.subject.otherPakistannone
dc.titleThe rainbow flag as friction : transnational imagined communities of belonging among Pakistani LGBTQ activistsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/1426
dc.source.pageinfo218-239none
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
dc.source.journalCulture unbound : Journal of current cultural researchnone
dc.source.issue3none
dc.source.volume8none
dc.identifier.pi10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1683218none
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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