CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds
CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (10/31/08; collection)
Edited by Christopher Pullen
Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identity in the developing and non western world, apparent within varying documentary forms, such as film, television and new media.
A central concern is to explore the social agency of media producers and performers, who offer new narratives of potential and progression, challenging Western orientated and traditional worlds. At the same time some chapters may explore the significance of Western constructions of LGBT and queer identity, which have offered archetypes of political engagement for world wide audiences. As a consequence this reader intends to foreground tensions between Western ideals, dominant identifications and ‘other’ possibilities, counter pointing issues such as tradition, modernity, globalisation, hybridity, and the imagined community.
Essays are invited discussing this new diversity, examining not only landmark documentary texts funded and produced in the West such as Coming Out in The Developing World (John Scagliotti, 2003), Jihad for Love (Parvez Sharma, 2007) and Be Like Others (Tanaz Eshaghian, 2008), but encourages those produced within the non Western and developing world, in varying documentary forms.
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