Canada likes to present itself as a paragon of gay rights. This book contends that Canada’s acceptance of gay rights, while being beneficial to some, obscures and abets multiple forms of oppression to the detriment and exclusion of some queer and trans bodies. Disrupting Queer Inclusion seeks to unsettle the assumption that inclusion equals justice. Offering a fresh analysis of the complexity of queer politics and activism, contributors detail how the fight for acceptance engenders complicity in a system that fortifies white supremacy, furthers settler colonialism, advances neoliberalism, and props up imperialist mythologies.
About the authors
Rinaldo Walcott is an associate professor at OISE, University of Toronto. His research and teaching is in the area of black diaspora cultural studies with an emphasis on queer sexualities, masculinity and cultural politics. He is the author of Black Like Who (1997); he edited Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (2000); and the co-editor Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures (2010).
Other titles by Rinaldo Walcott
The Polished Hoe
20th Anniversary Edition
Policing, Prisons, and the Call for Abolition
When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks
Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom
Black Like Who?
20th anniversary edition
Essays On Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies
Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures
Exploring the Work of Clemmont E. Vontress in Clinical Practice