“It is not only that we may not choose with whom to cohabitate, but that we must actively preserve the unchosen character of inclusive and plural cohabitation; we not only live with those we never chose and to whom we may feel no social sense of belonging, but we are also obligated to preserve their lives and the plurality of which they form a part. In this sense, concrete political norms and ethical prescriptions emerge from the unchosen character of these modes of cohabitation.”
-Judith Butler, Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism
“Shunning is so often the go-to tool of people dealing with problems or conflict in queer communities, which only contributes to cycles of dehumanization and abuse. It's the easy, simplistic response too often deployed for all manner of interpersonal and inter-community conflict.”
-Cooper Lee Bombardier - Facebook Post, January 2015
“I want people to be open to the little power that they do have.”
- Lisa Henderson, personal conversation, 2015
Sarah Schulman, "What Does it Mean to be in Solidarity With Palestine?"
pdf available: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hk94wxu5tib3i7/Schulman%2C%20What%20Does%20It%20Mean%20To%20Be%20In%20Solidarity%20With%20Palestine.docx?dl=0
All Sexuality Summer School events are free with no booking required. First come first served: arrive early to avoid disappointment.
These public events accompany the Sexuality Summer School, a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester since 2008 and funded by the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities, and partnered by Manchester Pride, Contact and Screen.
The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars, and also artists and filmmakers, to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.
For more information about the Sexuality Summer School, including details of previous events, visit sexualitysummerschool.wordpress.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list, Facebook Sexuality Summer School or tweet @SSS_Manchester.