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Homomonument as Queer Micropublic: An Emotional Geography of Sexual Citizenship

Emotions have remained under‐addressed in scholarship on public memorial art, particularly with sexuality content. This case study on the Amsterdam‐based Homomonument attends to this gap by differentiating emotions according to multi‐scalar, multi‐temporal and multi‐semiotic dimensions of everyday lived experiences of sexual citizenship. Based on discourse analysis of secondary materials and social media coverage, supplemented with auto‐ethnographic experience, the study explores how present‐day feelings of respect, agitation and celebration around Homomonument are mediated at intersecting levels of the body, local community, broader society and especially emergent virtual community spaces. Such understanding requires critical interfaces with reminiscences, contemporary values and normativities, and future imaginaries. Specifically, this paper puts in perspective how Homomonument operates as queer micropublic: a space for intercultural encounter and ‘queerying’ sexual difference. This appears to be a multifaceted meaningful process, too: Homomonument ambiguously holds contesting, reconciling, indifferent and empathic sentiments alongside belongings and sexual identity expressions in quotidian life.

Titel: Homomonument as Queer Micropublic: An Emotional Geography of Sexual Citizenship
Weitere Beteiligte: Zebracki, Martin
Erscheinungsdatum: 2017
Verlag/Hrsg.: Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
Erschienen in: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie : TESG
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Schlagworte: discourse analysis; sexual citizenship; Homomonument; public art; emotional geography; Amsterdam
Anmerkung: Copyright: © 2016 Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG
ISSN(s): 0040-747x
Datenquelle: Online Contents Benelux ; Originalkatalog
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