Introduction to Fucking Solidarity: Queering Concepts on/from a Post-Soviet Perspective

Maria Katharina Wiedlack, Iain Zabolotny (Übersetzer*in)

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Abstract

This article introduces some of the questions, activist and theoretical concepts featured in the special issue “Fucking solidarity: Queering Concepts on/from a post-Soviet Perspective”. It reflects on the usage and applicability of the term queer and queer concepts within post-Soviet and postsocialist spaces, by playfully using the “fucking” as critical term, to emphasize queer’s original potential to offend and disrupt within English language. It reflects on the possibilities of queer and feminist solidarities across the East/West divide that do not fall into the trap of (Western) hegemony or anti-Western sentiments. Framing queer solidarity as “working together,” it looks for the possibilities of egalitarian mutual support across national and cultural borders. Finally, it gives an overview of the texts collected in the special issue. The text is also available in Ukrainian and Russian.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)10-26
Seitenumfang17
FachzeitschriftFeminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies
Jahrgang5
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022

ÖFOS 2012

  • 504014 Gender Studies

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