Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine
Date: 20 May 2014Time: 6:00 PM
Finishes: 20 May 2014Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: KLT
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Roundtable with Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University) featuring Brenna Bhandar, Katherine Natanel and Rahul Rao (SOAS)
Please note this event starts at 6.30pm
This paper situates the intersections of sex, disability, and reproductivepolitics within the history of homonationalism in Israel/Palestine. Ifocus specifically on the use of disability—especially as the Israelistate was founded on a narrative of rehabilitating dispersed, traumatizeddiasporas into bodily health and national wholeness—as part of abiopolitical assemblage of control that instrumentalizes a spectrum ofcapacities and debilities for the use of the Israeli occupation ofPalestine. Thus I seek to rearticulate sexual rights and the debates on"pinkwashing” within biopolitical frames by linking them to the slow riseof disability rights platforms in Israel, the convergence of eugenicselective abortion practices on the one hand and the pro-natalistattitudes of the state, supported by its stellar Assisted ReproductiveTechnology industry, on the other, and the growing population of LGBTparents and families in Israel.
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This event is part of the CISD International Relations Speaker Series.
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