Homonormative und nationalistische Politiken des Fortschritts in Debatten

Publications

Homonormative und nationalistische Politiken des Fortschritts in Debatten um nicht-hegemoniale Familien und Verwandtschaft

Homonormative and nationalist politics of progress in the debates on non-hegemonial families and kinship formationsLesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gen-derqueer parents are currently transforming kinship and family. This article scrutinizes how the calls for legal recognition of so-called “rainbow families” are debated at the politi-cal level. It analyses the temporalities invoked both in the discourse on adoption rights for same-sex parents in parliamentary debates in Switzerland and in ethnographic interview material. The author argues that legal recog-nition of same-sex families is based on homo-normative and nationalist regimes and that ambivalent processes of normalization are constitutive for the idea of the politics of pro-gress.

Keywords: queer temporalities, queer kinship, rainbow families, LGBTQ, heteronormativity, homo-normativity

Authors

Links

Publication information

Authors:

Editors:

Sigrid Nieberle, Barbara Schaff, Jenny Bünnig

Publisher:

Verlag Barbara Budrich, GENDER. Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft 2|19, 41-55

Languages:

German

Media Type:

PDF

City:

Leverkusen

Year:

2019

Disciplines:

Research labels:

Sexual orientation
Gender identities
Norms – normativity
Family – parenthood – kinship

Subjects:

Gender Studies, Sociology

Genres:

Article