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Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias

Authors: Jones, Angela

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This anthology is a symposium on queer space and queer utopias. Through the presentation of empirical work by contemporary queer theorists this book aims to create a critical dialogue about the emergence of queer spaces and the ways in which they aim to further queer futurity.

About the authors

Stephen Farrier, University of London, UK Anastasia Kayiatos, University of California, Berkeley, USA Brandy L. Simula, Emory University, USA Maura Kelly, Portland State University, USA Dylan Waller, Portland State University, USA Pawel Leszkowicz, University of Sussex, UK Tomasz Kitlinski, Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland Hilary Malatino, Indiana University, USA James Joseph Dean, Sonoma College, USA Steven Seidman, State University of New York, USA Laura Heston, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

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'This volume brings a level of sophistication to both the social sciences and humanities-based queer theory as a way to ignite a new queer cultural studies. Using interdisciplinary methods, it makes the reader seize a queer futurity we already have access to if only at momentarily times and spaces refusing to accept that belonging, and making community, aren't happening today. This book moves beyond simple, neoliberal markers of 'equality,' paying attention to other axes of power besides sexuality - truly embodying the minoritarian subject positions of queer utopias. Through sites such as NGOs and classrooms, practices such as barebacking and BDSM, and the use of parenting and performance, these chapters 'move' us all toward a productive sense of queer politics.' - Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Editor, The Sexuality of Migration, Associate Sociology Professor, American University, USA

"This fascinating volume assembles qualitative research that, by tracing the extraordinary potential inherent in ordinary lives and everyday practices of freedom, gives the lie to anti-futurity polemics in queer theory. A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias pushes a vital conversation to the next level." Tim Dean, Professor of English, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Queer Utopias, Queer Futurity, and Potentiality in Quotidian Practice

    Pages 1-17

    Jones, Angela

  • The Play Within the Film: Tel Aviv, History, and the Queer Utopia

    Pages 21-46

    Gorshein, David

  • It’s about Time: Queer Utopias and Theater Performance

    Pages 47-68

    Farrier, Stephen

  • Queer Utopias in Painful Spaces: BDSM Participants’ Interrelational Resistance to Heteronormativity and Gender Regulation

    Pages 71-100

    Simula, Brandy L.

  • The Queer Potentiality of Barebacking: Charging, Whoring, and Breeding as Utopian Practices

    Pages 101-128

    Robinson, Brandon Andrew

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Angela Jones
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31197-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137311979
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30859-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45604-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 288
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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