Im Rahmen des "International Forum 2020: Wellbeing and Subjectivities across the Global South / Futures under Construction" des Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies richtet das ZGD zwei Veranstaltungen aus:
1. Pagers, Zines and Dating Apps: Queer Community Media and Health Communication in China
Hongwei Bao, in conversation with Zairong Xiang and Gero Bauer
Thursday, 9 July, 14.00-16.00 (Central European Time)
With the public (re-)emergence of LGBTQ identities and communities in post-Mao China, health and wellbeing have become important issues for queer people. This event revisits a few key moments in China’s queer history when media play an important role in health communication and community activism. They include: the use of pagers and telephone hotlines in the 1990s, the nationwide distribution of self-published leaflets and zines in the 2000s, and the almost ubiquitous use of dating apps in queer communities in the 2010s. These social, collective, and participatory forms of media shape identity, community, and politics in specific ways. This brief archaeology of queer community media hopes to highlight the crucial role of media in identity construction, community formation, and subcultural health intervention.
In this online panel, with a talk by Hongwei Bao (Nottingham) at its centre, Zairong Xiang (Duke Kunshan), himself an expert of decolonial feminism and queer theory, and Gero Bauer (Center for Gender and Diversity Research, Tübingen) will engage in a conversation with Dr Bao on queer community media and health in China, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues.
2. Writing the Home: Subjectivities of Being in the Global South
Thursday, 16 July, 14:00-16:00 (Central European Time)
Dr. Amina ElHalawani (Alexandria University), Timo Stösser (University of Tübingen), Tsangue Douanla (University of Koblenz-Landau), Dr. Diego Amaral (Fluminese Federal University)
Chair: Dr. Gero Bauer (Center for Gender and Diversity Research, Tübingen)
Acknowledging the importance of defining 'home' in discussions on 'wellbeing', this panel builds on notions of 'home' proposed and discussed at the International Workshop "Literatures and Cultures of Homes in the Making", organized by the Center for Gender and Diversity Research and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies at the University of Tübingen, along with the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University in December 2019. This panel, extending on the conversations at the workshop, views home as more than just a location: as a feeling, a thought, an ideal, evoked through interaction between human beings and their surroundings. It thus aims to look at narratives of 'home' as subjectivities of being. As such, the panel will bring together four different papers, which put into conversation reveal variable manifestations of home narratives.
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