In this dossier, Korean diasporic feminist scholars, artists, and cultural practitioners located across a geopolitical and interdisciplinary spectrum consider the meanings of “demilitarized peace” in relation to the Korean War. By “demilitarized peace,” we refer to multi-scalar, multi-directional processes that cannot be confined to the realm of inter/national diplomacy.
This Social Text Periscope dossier offers reflections on Jasbir Puar’s work from Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times to The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.
Building on Macarena Gómez-Barris’s The Extractive Zone, a group of artist-activist-scholars addresses the question of how we might inhabit viewpoints beyond the extractive view.
This dossier ponders the rise of Global Asia discourse in the academy and beyond, proposing that an approach grounded in critical aesthetics retains the concept's potential to critique and unearth transnational formations of power and their counter-possibilities.