Intimate Ecologies: SOGIE in Motion and Entanglements
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This chapter explores the emergence and deployment of SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) discursive technologies by Indonesian LGBT activists in responding to the rising anti-LGBT panic. Through the interventions of activists, SOGIE technology actualizes and gains its power capacities in relation to different assemblages. As such, this chapter turns to three moments in which the SOGIE technology has articulated specific ecologies in different contexts, that is, the creation of a common political allegiance across diverse subjects with non-normative genders and/or sexualities and the production of SOGIE minorities; the emergence of SOGIE expertise; and the professionalization of SOGIE in transnational LGBT activist circles. The term ‘SOGIE ecologies’ does not only point to the set of environments transformed by the arrival of SOGIE and its relations with different assemblages, but equally importantly, it also encapsulates the ways SOGIE generates a different set of relationships and power relations in those environments.
KeywordsSOGIE Professionalization Expertise Allegiance Minorities Diversity Transnational
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