Sodomy Law and the Limits of Subjectivation

Published By: CLC on eSS | Published Date: August, 30 , 2006

Using ethnographies of persons situated in cruising spaces, this paper argues that there are limits on the power of subjectivation that section 377 bears; that one’s entry into sociality can occur through practices of pleasure and through the erotic, rather than upon being criminalised, and that power, and indeed the law, cannot be understood to be internalized by an existing subject, but that power and the law have more ambivalent effects on the formation of the subject.

Author(s): Mayur Suresh | Posted on: Aug 29, 2006 | Views(2589) | Download (609)

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