Event Title

Aloha, Marriage Equality: Unsettling Gay Constructions of Paradise

Presenter Information

Cuyler Otsuka, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A254

Start Date

4-25-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 2:30 PM

Abstract

What does a decolonized queer futurity look like in the post-marriage era? Using Hawai‘i’s marriage equality 2013 special session as a case study, this project complicates the discursive relationship between marriage equality, Hawaiian Christianity, and decolonization. Tracing neo-imperialism within the LGBT community and evangelicalism in the Hawaiian community, I look to queer and feminist native Hawaiian scholars to articulate the liberation of kānaka ‘ōiwi and queer(ed) people(s).

Notes

Session I, Panel 3 - From Birth Control to Death: Studies of Actors, Agency, and the State
Moderator: Erika Hoffman-Dilloway, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1399982466

Major

Comparative American Studies; Politics

Advisor(s)

Afia Ofori-Mensa, Comparative American Studies
Harry Hirsch, Politics

Project Mentor(s)

Harry Hirsch, Politics

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Apr 25th, 1:30 PM Apr 25th, 2:30 PM

Aloha, Marriage Equality: Unsettling Gay Constructions of Paradise

Science Center, A254

What does a decolonized queer futurity look like in the post-marriage era? Using Hawai‘i’s marriage equality 2013 special session as a case study, this project complicates the discursive relationship between marriage equality, Hawaiian Christianity, and decolonization. Tracing neo-imperialism within the LGBT community and evangelicalism in the Hawaiian community, I look to queer and feminist native Hawaiian scholars to articulate the liberation of kānaka ‘ōiwi and queer(ed) people(s).