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Bookcover  Thamyris /Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race
Thamyris /Intersecting:
Place, Sex and Race

“Without any doubt, this new book-series … is strongly recommended to be followed.”
Wasafiri, Issue no 40, Winter 2003

ISSN: 1570-7253

Series Editor:
Ernst van Alphen

Editorial Team:
Murat Aydemir
Maaike Bleeker
Yasco Horsman
Isabel Hoving
Esther Peeren

The mission of Thamyris/Intersecting is to rigorously bring into encounter the crucial insights of black and ethnic studies, gender studies, and queer studies, and facilitate dialogue and confrontations between them. Thamyris/Intersecting shares this focus with Thamyris: Mythmaking from Past to Present, the socially committed international journal which was established in 1994, out of which Thamyris/Intersecting has evolved. The sharpness and urgency of these issues is our point of departure, and our title reflects our decision to work on the cutting edge.

We envision these confrontations and dialogues through three recurring categories: place, sex, and race. To us they are three of the most decisive categories that order society, locate power, and inflict pain and/or pleasure. Gender and class will necessarily figure prominently in our engagement with the above.
Race, for we will keep analyzing this ugly, much-debated concept, instead of turning to more civil concepts (ethnicity, culture) that do not address the full disgrace of racism. Sex, for sexuality has to be addressed as an always active social strategy of locating, controlling as well as mobilizing people, and as an all-important, not necessarily obvious, cultural practice. And place, for we agree with other cultural analysts that this is a more productive framework for the analysis of situated identities and acts that allow us to move beyond narrow identitarian theories.

The long title of the new book series points at what we, its editors, want to do: think together. Our series will not satisfy itself with merely demonstrating the complexity of our times, or with analyzing the shaping factors of that complexity. We know how to theorize the intertwining of, for example, sexuality and race, but pushing these intersections one step further is what we aim for: How can this complexity be understood in practice? That is, in concrete forms of political agency, and the efforts of self-reflexive, contextualized interpretation. How can different socially and theoretically relevant issues be thought together? And: how can scholars (of different backgrounds) and activists think together, and realize productive alliances in a radical, transnational community?

We invite proposals for edited volumes that take the issues that Thamyris/Intersecting addresses seriously. These contributions should combine an activist-oriented perspective with intellectual rigor and theoretical insights, interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. The editors seek cultural criticism that is daring, invigorating and self-reflexive; that share our commitment to thinking together.

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28  Challenging the Myth of Monolingualism., Minnaard, Liesbeth and Till Dembeck (eds) FORTHCOMING
27  Dutch Racism., Essed, Philomena and Isabel Hoving (Eds.)
26  Off Beat., Hoogstad, Jan Hein and Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen (Eds.)
25  Clones, Fakes and Posthumans., Essed, Philomena and Gabriele Schwab (Eds.)
24  Performing Poetry., Gräbner, Cornelia and Arturo Casas (Eds.)
23  Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture., Bal, Mieke and Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro (Eds.)
22  Indiscretions., Aydemir, Murat (Ed.)
21  Cultural Activism., Özden Firat, Begüm and Aylin Kuryel (Eds.)
20  Representation Matters., Hoffmann, Anette and Esther Peeren (Eds.)
19  Migratory Settings., AYDEMIR, Murat and Alex ROTAS (Eds.)
18  Sonic Interventions., MIESZKOWSKI, Sylia, Joy SMITH and Marijke de VALCK (Eds.)
17  Essays in Migratory Aesthetics., DURRANT, Sam and Catherine M. LORD (Eds.)
16  Cosmopatriots., JURRIËNS, Edwin and Jeroen de KLOET (Eds.)
15  The Shock of the Other., HORSTKOTTE, Silke and Esther PEEREN (Eds)
14  Constellations of the Transnational., DASGUPTA, Sudeep with the assistance of Esther PEEREN (Ed.)
13  Diaspora and Memory., BARONIAN, Marie-Aude, Stephan BESSER and Yolande JANSEN (Eds.)
12  Metaphoricity and the Politics of Mobility., MARGARONI, Maria and Effie YIANNOPOULOU (Eds.)
11  Africa and Its Significant Others., HOVING, Isabel, Frans-Willem KORSTEN and Ernst van ALPHEN (Eds.)
10  After Orientalism., BOER, Inge E. (Ed.)
Mobilizing Place, Placing Mobility., VERSTRAETE, Ginette and Tim CRESSWELL (Eds.)
Convergences and Interferences., GYSSELS, Kathleen, Isabel HOVING and Maggie Ann BOWERS (Editors)
6,1  Thamyris., LEBIHAN, Jill and Sue VICE (Eds.)
6,2  Africa on the Cusp of the 21st Century., RAVELL-PINTO, Thelma (Ed.)
5,2  Caribbean Women Writers:, BOYCE DAVIES, Carole (Guest editor)
5,1  Thamyris., CADAT, Brieuc-Yves, Nanny de VRIES, Gert HEKMA, Isabel HOVING, Thelma RAVELL-PINTO and Gloria WEKKER (Eds.)
4.2  Thamyris., BEST, Jan and Nanny de VRIES (Eds.)
4.1  Gender in the Making:, SUNDER RAJAN, Rajeswari (Guest Editor)
3.2  Gender in the Middle East., BEST. Jan and Nanny de VRIES (Eds.)
3,2  Gender in the Middle East:, BOER, Inge (Guest editor)
3.1  Myths and Millennial Dreams of a New Age in Australian Culture., MARCUS, Julie and Jackie HUGGINS (Guest editors)
2.1  The Gender of Homosexuality., BEST,Jan and Nanny de VRIES (Eds.)
2.2  The Gender of Homosexuality., BEST, Jan and Nanny de VRIES (Eds.)
1,2  The Classical Ideal., BEST, Jan and Nanny de VRIES
1,1  The Classical Ideal., BEST, Jan and Nanny de VRIES (Eds.)

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