Abstract

Abstract:

This essay investigates inheritance through queer reclamations of refugee lineage. I trace how queer dis/inheritance—as survival tactic, feminist epistemology, and aesthetic articulation—can make space for refugee futures. Looking at how Vietnamese American queer/artists navigate inherited traumas while fighting for belonging against xenophobia and racism, I forward queer dis/inheritance as a critical framework of refugee worldmaking beyond projects of recovery and recuperation. I read the refusal to make refugee experiences into something knowable, to preserve the silence and protect the unknown, and to rethink linear history into a sensory lineage, as manifestations of queer dis/inheritance.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 218-235
Launched on MUSE
2020-05-15
Open Access
No
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