Language, gender and sexuality in 2020

forward Global South

Authors

  • Jaspal Naveel Singh The University of Hong Kong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.20311

Keywords:

embodiment, Global South, masculinity, media, resistance, scales

Abstract

The Global South is a postcolonial imagined community that bears the potential to imagine powerful south-south solidarity between the struggles for decoloniality of diverse populations across the world. To prepare our field’s pan-global future, this year-in-review overrepresents literature on gender, sexuality and language from/on the Global South. This decolonial move aims to notice and promote southern tactics of resistance, southern epistemologies and southern theories and evaluate what can be learnt if we look southward on our way forward. Some literature from the Global North will be considered too. The review is structured using three overlapping foci: (1) embodied and linguistic resistance, (2) mediatisation and scale and (3) fragile masculinities. I conclude by suggesting that our research should stay locally situated and globally radical.

Author Biography

Jaspal Naveel Singh, The University of Hong Kong

Jaspal Naveel Singh is a sociolinguist and linguistic ethnographer interested in the intersections between language, society and culture. He aims to promote a type of research that complexifies standard approaches in the social sciences and problematises research ethics and common-sense writing strategies. His first book, Transcultural Voices: Narrating Hip Hop Culture in Complex Delhi, will appear with Multilingual Matters in October 2021.

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Published

2021-07-13

How to Cite

Singh, J. N. . (2021). Language, gender and sexuality in 2020: forward Global South. Gender and Language, 15(2), 207–230. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.20311

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Language, Gender and Sexuality in Review