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Disruptive situations : fractal orientalism and queer strategies in Beirut

Author: Ghassan Moussawi
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Sexuality studies.
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"Uses ethnographic research from LGBT and queer subjects to challenge how sexuality has been used to provide an exceptional narrative about contemporary Beirut and modernity. Offers an alternative narrative that highlights the power of everyday life disruptive situations in shaping LGBT life and queer strategies of survival"--
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Moussawi, Ghassan, 1985-
Disruptive situations
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019039563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ghassan Moussawi
ISBN: 9781439918494 143991849X 9781439918500 1439918503
OCLC Number: 1122451246
Description: xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: While "The World is Beiruting Again" --
From Binaries to Fractals: "Glitter and Fear of Gay Life in Beirut" --
"Because Lebanon is Not Kandahar": Beirut as Queer Exception --
Against Reconciliation --
Always Visible --
The Bubble --
Conclusion: Feeling Exceptional and Queer (Dis)Locations --
Appendix --
Methodology and Beirut neighborhoods.
Series Title: Sexuality studies.
Responsibility: Ghassan Moussawi.

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"Uses ethnographic research from LGBT and queer subjects to challenge how sexuality has been used to provide an exceptional narrative about contemporary Beirut and modernity. Offers an alternative narrative that highlights the power of everyday life disruptive situations in shaping LGBT life and queer strategies of survival"--

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