“Queering Punk Masculinities: Critical Subversions and Performative Resignifications in the Istanbul Punk Scene”
Olmsted Fund for Ethics lecture 4:10-5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 13, in the Gendebien Room, Skillman Library, Room 206.
The guest lecturer will be Prof. Fulden Ibrahimhakkioglu, Middle East Technical University.
Brief Abstract: While still by and large cishet male dominated, the local punk scene in Istanbul has seen some critical queer subversions of hegemonic masculinity in recent years. This paper focuses on how Istanbul-based gender-bending punk musicians understand and situate their own gender identity and collectively organize against the subjugating mechanisms of hegemonic masculinity, performing what José Esteban Muñoz (1999) calls “disidentifications.” MORE