Queer mobiles and mobile queers: intersections, vectors, and movements in India

Authored by: Nishant Shah

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138026001
eBook ISBN: 9781315774626
Adobe ISBN: 9781317684985

10.4324/9781315774626.ch24

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Abstract

The economic and cultural neo-liberalization that India has embraced over the last two decades, fueled by its development dreams of becoming a technological capital and the radical infrastructure building to support the burgeoning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries, has been marked by two persistent questions: the question of technology and the question of sexuality. These are both discrete but also deeply intertwined questions because at the heart of both these are anxieties about modernity, identity, bodies, and regulation. The anxieties emerge from a series of paradoxes that have become characteristic of postcolonial societies in several parts of the world.

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