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Homonormativity or queer disidentification? rural Australian bisexual women’s identity politics


Grant, R and Nash, M, Homonormativity or queer disidentification? rural Australian bisexual women's identity politics, Sexualities, 23, (4) pp. 592-608. ISSN 1363-4607 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1363460719839921


Recent research shows that queer youth increasingly reject traditional sexual labels in favour of more fluid identifications. Despite well-rehearsed debates around queer identity politics under neoliberalism, there is a dearth of research examining how queerness is understood and expressed in rural Australia. To address this knowledge gap, this article examines bisexual and queer young women’s understandings of sexual labels in Tasmania, Australia. Drawing on Jose Esteban Muñoz’s disidentifications, we argue that while neoliberalism and homonormativity do influence rural queer women’s identity politics, their lived experiences present specific challenges that draw attention to the urban-centricity of homonormativity.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sexuality, gender, identity, LGBTIQ, women, rural, Tasmania
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Gender studies
Research Field:Feminist and queer theory
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Grant, R (Dr Ruby Grant)
UTAS Author:Nash, M (Associate Professor Meredith Nash)
ID Code:130670
Year Published:2020 (online first 2019)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-02-07
Last Modified:2021-01-18
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