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‘Rescued’ subjects: The question of religiosity for non-heteronormative asylum seekers in the UK

Abstract : The article is based on extended ethnography with people who have claimed asylum in the UK on the grounds of their sexual orientation. This migrant group negotiates their sexual and gender identities across cultural constructions of gender liminality that do not match the repertoires of western sexual identifications. On the one hand I pose the question: How do religious non-heteronormative refugees situate themselves within broader discourses of progress, particularly when confronted with the legal framework? On the other hand I ask: What role do western temporal categories of progress and backwardness play when the migrant seeks to stake a claim to subject-status in the current UK social world?
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Calogero Giametta. ‘Rescued’ subjects: The question of religiosity for non-heteronormative asylum seekers in the UK. Sexualities, SAGE Publications, 2014, 17 (5-6), pp.583-599. ⟨10.1177/1363460714526130⟩. ⟨hal-03269676⟩

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