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  • djkimcheelove
    this is interesting--an intersection of academics with parallels between transnational adoptees and queer people of color. hope all are well and enjoying the
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      this is interesting--an intersection of academics with parallels
      between transnational adoptees and queer people of color. hope all
      are well and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather i sent!

      aloha, amanda

      Reading Interrelationality: The Racial Politics of Academic Research
      by damien riggs 2 May '08. Comment (0) | Print
      Journal: 3-Postcolonial Sexuality [May 08] • Issues

      http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2008/05/02/reading-interrelationality-the-racial-politics-of-academic-research/

      My concern is centrally with the ways in which academic research has
      at times been of benefit to white queers, and certain white queers in
      particular, and how these benefits arise precisely from the aspects
      of white knowledge claims that overwrite Indigenous sovereignties, or
      which fail to acknowledge their location within global economies of
      privilege and oppression. In this sense, and without undermining the
      discrimination faced by white queers, I highlight the racial politics
      of (predominantly) white queer rights claims, and locate them within
      a relationship to the rights claims of other marginalized groups. The
      article also explores the questions that have been asked by
      transnational adoptees, who have questioned how research conducted by
      non-adoptees focusing on the life outcomes of people who are adopted
      can adequately capture the experiences of adoptees, particularly when
      such research is reliant upon the logic of assimilation to assess
      `successful life outcomes'.
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