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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I understand the strategies and rituals 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. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication quees have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Though Munyoz does have a clear idea in mind disidentifucations 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.

Such an important, compassionate, well written book.

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 dsiidentifications looking for a clear definition of disidentification that is never forthcoming. I’m mad I didn’t read this earlier!!!


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I wonder what he would say about that? Sign in Create an account. To ask other readers questions about Disidentificationsplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? This one grew on me. Performing an Ethics of the Self.


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, perfornance performance.

No of pages Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Where the book is weakest, however, is its repetitive cycles. Jun 14, Peter rated it really liked it.

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Chiara Bottici – – Thesis Eleven 1: Ela Troyano and Carmelita Tropicana. Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics is alluring and fantastic. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Geoff Delfin rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Account Options Sign in. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics full screen.

A honest look at queer masculinity.

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Puck’s counterpublic is a juvenile version of rugged individualism; it represents a sort of soft anarchism that relativizes all political struggles Politcs few weeks into their relationship, Sean proposed marriage to Pedro and Pedro accepted. Rights statements In Copyright. Jose Esteban Munoz looks at how those outside the racial and disidentifocations mainstream negotiate majority culture — not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes.


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

Two chapters each are included in the first two sections and four in the last. Hall – – Hypatia: Disidentifications is a pivotal study of the identity-or rather, disidentity-of queer-of-color performers.

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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Oct 14, Scott Neigh added it. Search Site only in current section. He seeks a theory that will help him trace the pf of marginal sites and locate an alternative space for queers of color. He can be slow in getting to the point in some of these essays, but when he does it is usually profound. This is a breakthrough book.