Intersections in Queer Theory and Postcolonial Theory, and Hermeneutical Spin-Offs

Jeremy Punt

Abstract


In the intersection of Postcolonial and Queer theory the focus can be directed towards their sustained interaction with the contemporary politics of identity, including reflection upon the categories and institutions, and the knowledge(s) and the power plays by means of which social dynamics and people are structured and regulated, and how such dimensions impacted upon biblical interpretation. Beyond this, and in focus here, the destabilizing effect of Queer theory, which subverts the self-evident notions of power and marginality, centre and periphery, can be explored, particularly in its intersecting with postcolonial studies. A number of important connections in Queer and Postcolonial theory are emphasised, including epistemological and hermeneutical considerations; difference; marginality; agency; mimicry; and the quest for a new world order.

Keywords


queer; postcolonialism

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Bible and Critical Theory: ISSN 1832-3391