Queer mobilities and the work of messy survival

Winton, A (2022) 'Queer mobilities and the work of messy survival.' Ethnic and Racial Studies. ISSN 0141-9870

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Within an emerging body of work on queer mobilities, a marked interest in sexuality and migration/asylum has left ample room to consider the complex experience of everyday mobility and displacement. In addition, despite its centrality to survival and its imbrication with mobility, work has been given little attention in queer migration and trans scholarship. Based on detailed narratives created over a number of years with two Central American trans women as they continue to move, the paper explores the ways in which material and social realities of work shape and are shaped by marginal queer(ed) mobility. It proposes the idea of messy survival to explore the complex navigation of marginal existence, and uses this to explore the intersections between work, mobility and trans subjectivity, arguing that this framework is a useful means of engaging with the gap between how trans, mobile lives are written, and how they are lived.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: queer, mobility, trans, marginality, work, Central America
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2146448
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 16:42
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 01:40
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/15165
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