4 May 2023 17:00 - 18:30 SG2, Alison Richard Building, The Sidgwick Site


Vulnerability and Control: Queer Men Using Smartphones to Negotiate Their Cultures of Intimacy with Dr Jamie Hakim (King’s College London)

Dr Jamie Hakim (King’s College London) will discuss queer men’s use of smartphones to negotiate their culture of intimacy, locating such practises in a historical conjuncture consumed by ‘poly-crisis’ (Tooze, 2021) and defined by a desire for ‘control’. He will consider the politics and ethics of this desire for control, and argue that both conjunctural analysis and research on digital intimacies are mutually enriched when put in conversation with each other.

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