Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. By José Esteban Muñoz. Cultural Studies of the Americas, Volume 2. Minneapolis: University. Disidentifications has ratings and 20 reviews. Zeo said: A few weeks into their relationship, Sean proposed marriage to Pedro and Pedro accepted. In. An important new perspective on the ways outsiders negotiate mainstream culture. There is more to identity than identifying with one’s culture or standing solidly.
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Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics.
Cultural Studies of the Americas, Volume 2. University of Minnesota Press, ; pp. As is becoming increasingly clear in performance theory and cultural studies, the racialized body and racial politics enable and justify difference.
While the notion of difference and its relation to the racialized body requires the inscription of the minority subject, the location of agency diisidentifications paramount. Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics reclaims agency as a way to authorize the specificities of race, ethnicity, desire, and the queer body. He seeks a theory that will help him trace the genealogy of marginal sites and locate an xolor space for queers of color.
He argues that “although the advancements of white feminists in integrating multiple sites of difference in their analytic approaches have not, in many cases, been significant, the anthology [ Bridge ] has proved invaluable to many feminists, lesbians, and gay male writers of color” For him, the discourses of women disidentifkcations color have helped to build up a politics of disidentification.
He adopts this not only to empower the specificities of minority subjectivities, but also to suggest that the coercive body of marginality produces a new sense of reality, which articulates an uncanny truth about dominant culture.
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz
The book is divided into three sections: Two chapters each are included in the first two sections and four in the last. In the first section, “Famous and Dandy like B.
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