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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2885 | ISBN: 978-0-8166-3015-8 | Type: Publication

A look 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 for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.

Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity

Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2806 | ISBN: 978-0814757284 | Type: Publication

Cruising Utopia considers the work of seminal artists and writers such as Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, alongside contemporary performance and visual artists like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony Just, and Kevin McCarty in order to decipher the anticipatory illumination of art and its uncanny ability to open windows to the future.