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20 Pages

Beyond Either/Or

Confronting the Fact of Translation in Global Sexuality Studies
WithBrian James Baer

This chapter examines the monopolization of the discursive field of sexuality by the Anglophone concepts of gay and queer alongside the general neglect of issues of language and translation in Anglophone scholarship. Analyzing the use of translations in a popular Russian gay journal, Kvir, the chapter argues presents translation as a unique discursive site in which non-Western queers can negotiate an identity that is not always already marked as Western while challenging the exclusive binary of the west and the rest. The chapter seeks to model the integration of translation into global sexuality studies.