Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, Disidentifications is also something of a performance in its own right. by Jose Esteban Munoz. Introduction. Performing Disidentifications. Marga’s Bed. There is a certain lure to the spectacle of one queer standing onstage alone. In the introduction of Disidentifications, Jose Munoz introduces Marga Gomez, a Cuban/Puerto Rican American artist who uses her memories.

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I had to read it for a class but it was better than other things that were assigned. This world-making process utilizes performance as a method in which individuals can create an environment where identities that do not conform can exercise freedom of being, which is to say that this process performs subtle subversions as a creative way to engage with a state of being. This is a breakthrough munnoz. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Like other reviewers, I think Disidentifications will eventually become a cornerstone of queer theory canon.

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This is a crucial book. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon.

Performing Disidentity Disidentification as a Practice of Freedom. Science Logic and Mathematics. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.

Nowhere does the ambivalence of the minority culture toward the mainstream show itself more strongly than in the arts. Chiara Bottici – – Thesis Eleven 1: In his own words, “disidentification is about managing and negotiating historical trauma and systemic violence.

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

Licia Fiol-Matta describes Jose’s “Cubanity” as a “disidentity, a feeling brown, part of a brown undercommons and as an artistic manifestation of the sense of brown. Critical Race Studies Otherwise. Introductory Notes to Queer Acts”. Lists with This Disidentificqtions.

Search Site only in current section. The idea I have taken from this book that I still use is the way we can misread people and other things purposefully: You will be impressed with Munoz’s creation. U of Minnesota Press- Social Science – pages.

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See all 9 reviews. University of Minnesota Press. For those of us who have been starving since finishing Mercer’s ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ or Fusco’s ‘English Is Broken Here’, this is an excellent book to add to your reading list.

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This work inspires and re-inspires every time I pick it up. In this densely academic work, Mu? Most optimistically, disidentification can save lives and be an agent of cultural change. A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Difficulty disidfntifications Emotion in Contemporary Art. Jun 02, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: He argues that queerness is passed on surreptitiously due to the fact that the trace of queerness often leaves the munlz subject vulnerable for attack.

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