Translated title of the contribution: Libertarian utopia and queer utopia. An impossible marriage?

Felipe Schwember Augier

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The following paper compares libertarian utopia and queer utopia to explore if queer libertarianism is possible. I argue that the libertarian utopia of non-coercion offers a favorable framework for the expression of queer identities since it does not have a preferred conception of sexuality or gender. Likewise, I maintain that capitalism —as an economic system of the libertarian utopia— is not hostile to the claims or aspirations of the queer utopia. Thus, to the extent that capitalism does not presuppose or require compulsory heterosexuality for its own functioning, the possibility of queer libertarianism is highly plausible. However, the paper identifies some potential sources of conflict between both utopias. These conflicts problems will only be resolved if libertarianism broadens its concept of voluntariness. I conclude that marriage of both utopias is possible but only by mutual concessions.

Translated title of the contributionLibertarian utopia and queer utopia. An impossible marriage?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)127-155
Number of pages29
JournalRevista de Estudios Politicos
Issue number194
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


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