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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Return to Book Page. Disidentifications is also something of a performance in its own right, an attempt to fashion a queer world by working on, with, and against dominant ideology.
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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics
Nov 11, Zeo rated it it was amazing Shelves: A few weeks into their relationship, Sean proposed marriage to Pedro and Pedro accepted. In response, the show’s other “star” disidentificatons, Puck, decided to one-up the queer couple by proposing marriage to his new girlfriend Toni.
Puck stands as proof that not all counterpublics challenge the way in which the social is organized by the dominant culture. Puck’s counterpublic is a juvenile version of rugged individualism; it mujoz a sort of soft anarchism that relativizes all political struggles A few weeks into their relationship, Sean proposed marriage to Pedro and Pedro accepted. Puck’s counterpublic is a juvenile version of rugged individualism; it represents a sort of soft anarchism mnuoz relativizes all political struggles as equivalents to his own exhaustive self-absorption.
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However, I do sit in chair satisfied mhnoz reach a happy understanding as to why one disidentifies. Feb 01, Gisela rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m mad I didn’t read this earlier!!! Apr 24, Stacey Rice rated it really liked it Shelves: A honest look at queer masculinity.
Dec 02, Ayanna Dozier rated it it was amazing. Mnuoz 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.
The mere concept of disindetification alludes to the “construction site” that is identity. Identity is never a fixed or stable concept, identity is always changing and is nothing but not fluid.
Thus, the disindetification of the “bored lesbian housewife,” disrupts the fixity of the the category of woman as situated only in the home and relation to men under the heterosexual matrix p. I am equally in awe of the ways in which queer children navigate disidentificatiins homophobic public sphere that would rather they did not exist.
The obstacles and assaults that pressure and fracture such young lives as brutally as a police bully club. I understand the disieentifications and disidentificcations that allow survival in such hostile cultural waters, and I in turn feel certain compulsion to try to articulate and explicate these practices of survival.
Aug 12, ian rated it really liked it. This one grew on me. Munyoz isn’t the most lucid writer ever, and I’ve noticed that a lot of people spend a lot of time searching the theoretical introduction to this book looking for a munkz definition of disidentification that is never forthcoming. Over disldentifications I’ve come to see that as a strength. Though Munyoz does have a clear idea in mind for the work he wants disidentification to do, he develops it through investigating the way disidentification works in the cultural productions of a handful This one grew on me.
Though Munyoz does disidentificaitons a clear idea in mind for the work he wants disidentification to do, he develops it through investigating the way disidentification works in the cultural productions of a handful of avant-garde queer artists of color. I have found Munyoz’s work intellectually stimulating and would recommend this to people in search of conceptual tools for thinking about the intersections of race, sexuality, and performance.
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Reading Summary: Introduction of Disidentifications by Jose Munoz – WGS Queer Studies
An incredibly important book for any scholar of queer studies or those interested in queer of color critique. Where the book is weakest, however, umnoz its repetitive cycles. Further, the book gives nearly a dozen definitions of disidentification and makes the very term seem almost meaningless. Sep 12, Karli rated it it was amazing. This work inspires and re-inspires every time I pick it up.
Oct 02, nicole rated it it was amazing. Jun 14, Peter rated it really liked it. He can be slow in getting to the point in some of these essays, but disidentification he does it is disidentificatione profound.
The chapter on Pedro Zamora from the Real World is particularly masterful. Munoz carries the project of critical theory into the 21st century in dazzling form. Sep 09, Ashleigh rated it disidentificattions liked it.
I won’t recommend this for everyone because it’s pretty dense. I’m not even convinced that I entirely got it. However, it showed me a lot about racism, white supremacy and gender identities in the pop art world, and about how creating a counter to counter-cultures helps fight those issues.
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If you would like to know more about queer performance artists of munlz, this is a great introduction and reference. Mar 10, Christopher rated it really liked it. Oct 14, Scott Neigh added it. Apr 04, Amy P. Jose Esteban Munoz makes my heart do a queer performance I wonder what he would say about that?
Feb 19, Mk rated it did not like it Shelves: This book epitomizes my problems with academia. Despite it being the title, he does not manage to define “Disidentification” until over 75 pages into the book.
Jun 02, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 27, Cecelia added it. I had to read it for a class but it was better than other things muniz were assigned. Oct 26, P rated it it was amazing. Nov 14, Reem rated it it was amazing.
Such an important, compassionate, well written book. Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 09, Caleb Green rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Thea rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Geoff Delfin rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Razo Ayala rated it it was amazing Mar 25, R rated it liked it Nov 05, H Dar rated it it was amazing Sep 02, Kate Mess rated it did not like it Nov 05, Bryce Renninger rated it really liked it Apr 06, Alex rated it it was amazing Feb 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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