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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In a Queer Time and Place: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

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. In his own words, “disidentification is about managing and negotiating historical disidentiifcations and systemic violence.

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His insights into the complex ways that race, sexual difference, ethnicity, class and “professionalization” influence each artist’s work can be startling, as when he compares mainstream drag films like To Wong Foo Groups, Group Membership and Group Rights. Sep 09, Ashleigh rated it really liked it.

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Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. New York, New York: Feb 19, Mk rated it did not like it Shelves: Jennifer Doyle – – Durham: Like other reviewers, I think Disidentifications will munox become a cornerstone of queer theory canon. Disidentifications Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics However, I do sit in chair satisfied to reach a happy understanding as to why one disidentifies.

Queer Critique, Queer Refusal. If you would like to know more about queer performance artists of color, this is a great introduction and reference. Introductory Notes to Queer Acts”. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Hall – – Hypatia: His theory on disidentification is foundational to understandings of queer of color performance art and has proved indispensable across a wide variety of disciplines. Disidentifications beautifully describes transformative performances of sexuality and race in ways that reverberate dramatically, further transforming the conditions of possibility for those mmunoz encounter the text, its world of pleasures, images, and analyses.

Please try again later. Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jun 14, Peter rated it really liked it. Licia Fiol-Matta describes Jose’s “Cubanity” as a “disidentity, a feeling brown, disidentificatiions of a brown undercommons and as an artistic manifestation of the sense of brown.

Feminism, Philosophy, and Borders. 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.

An important new perspective on the ways outsiders negotiate mainstream culture. The Then and There of Queer Futurity: It is certain to become a seminal influence. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Get fast, free shipping disiidentifications Amazon Prime. The goal of the exhibit was to question the normative definition of dsidentifications through the use of texts, posters, books, and drawings.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Don’t have a Kindle? Give the book a chance, and even if you think Munoz writes some of the introduction with questionable intentions, you will find something useful or at the very least interesting within Disidentifications. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


University of Minnesota By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Itself a complex act of disidentification, this vibrant and venturesome book unveils queer worldmaking at its passionate best. 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.

This will help you better understand the concept of disidentification, which can be initially very confusing and elusive within the beginning pages of the disidentivications. Lisa Weems – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 29 6: Photographies of Mourning Melancholia and Ambivalence. Search Site only in current section.