Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature

Language

English

Abstract

This paper focuses on the performance of small stories from two Cambodian men interviewed by the researcher about the relationships they form with men from the Global North. The analysis attends to the empirical significance of these performances by focusing on the mobilization of affect as an interactional linguistic and narrative resource that foregrounds social action in this context. In this way, these small stories reveal how these men may challenge and reshape dominant social discourses at this sexualised North/South interface. Bringing to the field of narrative inquiry approaches from queer linguistics, and Southern perspectives, this paper is therefore tasked with exploring what the field may potentially gain from these areas, especially regarding the theoretical and methodological possibilities of a North/South dialogue in the production of knowledge

Keywords

Cambodia, transnational same-sex relationships, affect, practices, queer linguistics, Southern perspectives, North/South intersections, small stories, narrative analysis, discourse analysis

Publication Date

10-2018

Source Publication Title

Narrative Inquiry

Volume

28

Issue

2

Start Page

237

End Page

256

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing

DOI

10.1075/ni.17062.row

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.17062.row

ISSN (print)

13876740

ISSN (electronic)

15699935

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