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Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation

Eithne Luibhéid and Karma R Chávez


This volume brings together academics, activists, and artists to explore how LGBTQ migrants and their allies, friends, families, and communities (including citizens and noncitizens) experience and resist dynamics of illegalization, detention, and deportation at local, national, and transnational scales. No book-length study of illegalization, detention, and deportation has centered LGBTQ migrants or addressed how centering sexuality and nonnormative gender contributes important knowledge. Some one million LGBTQ-identified migrants live in the United States, and more than one quarter of them ar ... More

Keywords: queer, migrant, trans, illegalization, detention, deportation, abolition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043314
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eithne Luibhéid, editor
University of Arizona

Karma R Chávez, editor
University of Texas at Austin

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Karma R. Chávez and Eithne Luibhéid

Part I Contextualizing

3 From Potlucks to Protests

Sasha Wijeyeratne

Part II Negotiating Systems

4 Central American Migrants

Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda

7 Welcome to Cuban Miami

Rafael Ramirez Solórzano

8 O Canada

Ryan Conrad

Part III Resisting/Refusing

10 Facing Crisis

Myrto Tsilimpounidi and Anna Carastathis

12 Validation through Documentation

Jack Cáraves and Bamby Salcedo

Part IV Critiquing

15 The Price of Survival

José Guadalupe Herrera Soto

17 Imperialism, Settler Colonialism, and Indigeneity

Leece Lee-Oliver, Monisha Das Gupta, Katherine Fobear, and Edward Ou Jin Lee