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Asexual Performativity and the Asexual Spectrum

Asexual Performativity   Introduction – The Emergence of ‘Asexual Orientation’ Since the early 2000s asexual identity and organizing has gradually emerged with the political aspirations of establishing asexuality as a legitimate sexual identity and has achieved the addition of an

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Sexuality and the Categorization of Populations

  In How and for whom does gender matter? Rethinking the concept of sexual orientation (2013), Alison Better and Brandy Simula problematize “gender-centric” (665) understandings of ‘sexual orientation,’ arguing instead for a broadening of sexuality research to encompass dimensions of

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Who Is The Hegemon in Hegemonic Masculinities?

Hegemonic Masculinities In Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity in a Globalizing World (2008) Christine Beasley provides a critique and reconceptualization of R. W. Connell’s theory of hegemonic masculinities. A central concern of Beasley with hegemonic masculinity is Connell’s depiction of the pinnacle

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Abu Ghraib torture and the Orientalist Construction of the ‘Muslim body’: A Critique of US Exceptionalism

The disturbing images of torture in the US-led Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq sent shockwaves around the world as graphic photographs of US guards torturing and humiliating Iraqi detainees spread across cyberspace in 2004. The images displayed naked bodies heaped

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