Download Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of by José Esteban Muñoz PDF

By José Esteban Muñoz

There is extra to id than settling on with one’s tradition or status solidly opposed to it. José Esteban Muñoz appears to be like at how these outdoors the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not through aligning themselves with or opposed to exclusionary works yet relatively via reworking those works for his or her personal cultural reasons. Muñoz calls this approach “disidentification,” and during a research of its workings, he develops a brand new standpoint on minority functionality, survival, and activism.

Disidentifications can also be whatever of a functionality in its personal correct, an try to model a queer international through engaged on, with, and opposed to dominant ideology. by means of interpreting the method of id within the paintings of filmmakers, functionality artists, ethnographers, Cuban choteo, kinds of homosexual male mass tradition (such as pornography), museums, paintings images, camp and drag, and tv, Muñoz repeatedly issues to the intersecting and short-circuiting of identities and wishes that consequence from misalignments with the cultural and ideological mainstream in modern city America.

Muñoz calls consciousness to the world-making homes present in performances through queers of color—in Carmelita Tropicana’s “Camp/Choteo” variety politics, Marga Gomez’s performances of queer youth, Vaginal Creme Davis’s “Terrorist Drag,” Isaac Julien’s serious melancholia, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s disidentification with Andy Warhol and pa artwork, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s performances of “disidentity,” and the political functionality of Pedro Zamora, someone with AIDS, in the another way synthetic atmosphere of the MTV serialThe genuine World.


Show description

Read Online or Download Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (Cultural Studies of the Americas) PDF

Best gay & lesbian nonfiction books

Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being. A Biography

English author and raconteur Quentin Crisp (1908–1999) turned a star and homosexual icon on the age of 60 with the ebook and televising of his 1968 memoir, The bare Civil Servant. Unapologetically unconventional, he stuffed books and articles together with his witticisms and evaluations on pop culture, and packed theaters around the world together with his one-man convey a night with Quentin Crisp.

Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer: “Have You Heard My Message?” (Haworth Series in Glbt Community & Youth Studies)

One of many founders of the homosexual and lesbian liberation move, Jack Nichols was once a warrior for homosexual equality. Recounting his existence and paintings, Jack Nichols, homosexual Pioneer: “Have You Heard My Message? ” skillfully weaves the tale of a guy, a circulate, and a second that formed homosexual and lesbian background. This strong biography captures the knowledge, ardour, and spirit of a prolific activist and inspirational person who refused to be silent in a society that thought of homosexuality to be sinful and legal.

Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories

Transgender conversation experiences: Histories, traits, and Trajectories brings scholarship in transgender stories to the leading edge of the verbal exchange self-discipline. Leland Spencer and Jamie Capuzza offer a huge origin that records the evolution of transgender communique reports and demanding situations primary assumptions in regards to the dating among communique and identification.

Post-Queer Politics (Queer Interventions)

In Post-Queer Politics, Ruffolo seems on the paintings of Foucault, Butler, Bakhtin, Deleuze, Guattari and others in his artistic refocus at the queer/heteronormative dyad that has mostly ate up queer reviews and modern politics. He deals a thorough and intersectional new frame of mind approximately category, race, intercourse, gender, sexuality and talent that extends past queer reviews to be actually transdisciplinary in its concentration and political implications.

Additional resources for Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (Cultural Studies of the Americas)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.53 of 5 – based on 32 votes