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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Hall – – Hypatia 30 1: Two chapters each are included in the first two sections and four in the last. Queeers Ayala rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Jose Esteban Munoz looks at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture — not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works Recommended readings on the development of contemporary performance art and its theoretical underpinnings.
By turning a light onto these unique individuals and the processes behind their work, Munoz allows the reader to share in a cultural perspective that is at once singular and universal. Pierce – – Lexington Books.
If you would like to know more about queer performance artists of color, this is a great introduction and reference. Race, Pop, and Basquiat.
Oct 14, Scott Neigh added it. 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.
Jose Esteban Munoz looks at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture disidentjfications not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes.
Woodyard rated it really liked it. Further, the book gives nearly a dozen definitions of disidentification and makes the very term seem almost meaningless. Latino Performance and Queer Worldmaking or Queeers.
This work inspires and re-inspires every time I pick it up. An important new perspective on the ways outsiders negotiate mainstream culture. Disidentification as a Practice of Freedom. Groups, Group Membership and Querrs Rights. He can be slow in getting to the point in some of these essays, but when he does it is usually profound. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.
The book is divided into three sections: Whether examining the process of identification in the work of filmmakers, performance artists, ethnographers, Cuban choteo, forms of gay male mass culture such as pornographymuseums, art photography, camp and drag, or television, Munoz persistently points to the intersecting and short-circuiting of identities and desires that result from misalignments with the cultural and ideological mainstream in contemporary urban America.
In “Photographies of Mourning: An incredibly important book for any scholar of queer studies or those interested in queer of color critique.
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New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Over time 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 of avant-garde queer artists of color. However, I do sit in chair satisfied to reach a happy understanding as to why one disidentifies.
Hence, Munoz finds threads that link the bisexual black blues singer Bessie Smith to British filmmaker Isaac Xisidentifications, the Cuban-American performance Carmelita Tropicana to the late activist and MTV Real World star Pedro Zamora; these are disparate performers, artists, and communicators with similar goals and approaches to their art.
Sign in Create an account. Paperbackpages. Feminism, Multiculturalism, and Equality. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Where the book is weakest, however, is its repetitive cycles.