The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure


  • Author: Jack Halberstam
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
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The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives—to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives. Judith Halberstam proposes “low theory” as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one’s way, to pursue difficult questions about complicity, and to find counterintuitive forms of resistance. Tacking back and forth between high theory and...

The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822350453


The Queer Art of Failure Book Description :

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives - to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that has extensively theorized hegemony but paid little attention to counter-hegemony. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam...

The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0822350289


The Queer Art of Failure Book Description :

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives—to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives. Judith Halberstam proposes “low theory” as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one’s way, to pursue difficult questions about complicity, and to find counterintuitive forms of resistance. Tacking back and forth between high theory and...

Gaga Feminism

Gaga Feminism


  • Author : J. Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807010990


Gaga Feminism Book Description :

A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace...

Wild Things

Wild Things


  • Author : Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Perverse Modernities: A Series
  • Release Date : 2020-10-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1478010037


Wild Things Book Description :

Jack Halberstam offers an alternative history of sexuality by tracing the ways in which the wild--a space located beyond normative borders of sexuality--offers sources of opposition to knowing and being that transgress Euro-American notions of the modern subject....

In a Queer Time and Place

In a Queer Time and Place


  • Author : Judith Halberstam
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814735843


In a Queer Time and Place Book Description :

What is the price of a limb? A child? Ethnicity? Love? In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Rethinking Commodification presents an interdisciplinary collection of writings, including legal theory, case law, and original essays to reexamine the traditional legal question: ?To commodify or not to commodify?” In this pathbreaking course reader, Martha M. Ertman and Joan C. Williams present the legal cases and theories that laid the groundwork for traditional critiques of commodification, which tend to view the process ...

Trans

Trans


  • Author : Jack Halberstam
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520292697


Trans Book Description :

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? A...

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

Video Games Have Always Been Queer


  • Author : Bonnie Ruberg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479843749


Video Games Have Always Been Queer Book Description :

Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg pushes the concept of queerness in games beyond a matter of representation, exploring how video games can be played, interpreted, and designed queerly, whether or not they include overtly LGBTQ content. Video Games Have Always Been Queer argues that the medium of video games itself can—and should—be read queerly. In the first book dedicated to bridging game studies and queer theory, Ruberg resists the common, reductive narrative that games are only now becoming more diverse. Revealing what reading D. A. Miller can bring to the p...

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology


  • Author : Sara Ahmed
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822388074


Queer Phenomenology Book Description :

In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing themselves toward or away from objects and others. Being “orientated” means feeling at home, knowing where one stands, or having certain objects within reach. Orientations affect what is proximate to the body or what can be reached. A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the a...

Productive failure

Productive failure


  • Author : Alpesh Kantilal Patel
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-21
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526113153


Productive failure Book Description :

This monograph provides novel methods for writing transnational South Asian art history outside of genealogy....

Queering Freedom

Queering Freedom


  • Author : Shannon Winnubst
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0253218306


Queering Freedom Book Description :

In Queering Freedom, Shannon Winnubst examines contemporary categories of difference--sexuality, race, gender, class, and nationality--and how they operate within the politics of domination. Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, and others, Winnubst engages feminist theory, race theory, and queer theory as she sheds light on blind spots that have characterized thinking about freedom. She develops strategies of "queering freedom" to undo the more subtle spatial and temporal norms and shatter structures of domination. This thoughtful and provocative work challenges the corn....