Theorizing Queer Temporalities

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 11:30 AM
Room: 413
Oral Presentation
Mona LILJA , Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, Sweden
Mikael BAAZ , School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg, Sweden
Traditionally, feminist research has focused more on the content and the supposed effects of gender norms and their relations to power, than how the gendered power relations may change. However, there has been a tenet within feminism and—more recently—masculinity studies, which more specifically discusses how to change these power relations. A further research specifically looking at how such gender norms change is warranted. How might the gender stereotypes that surely inform the enactment of violence, transform into something new? In queer pedagogy advocates try to find solutions for resisting gendered norms, for example, through queering time. The question is what is mean by ‘temporality’ and ‘queer’? What norms of temporality are queer supposedly challenging? Taking temporality in queer studies as starting point new strategies of resistance, against different gendered power relations, prevail. This paper, discusses various resistance strategies in relation to different attempts to reach gender equality.