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Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... Chinese fiction effeminacy nonnormative labor ...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... sexual/age hierarchies nonnormative sex queer fiction Chinese fiction ...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... heteronormativity and the middle-class homonormativity that quickly emerged in postsocialist China. Instead of portraying Chinese gay men and lesbians as victims of an unaccepting society, Cui’s stories center others’ relationships to homoerotic desire and nonnormative gender presentation. These stories compose...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059066-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... This story presents a nonnormative challenge to conventional ideas about teacher-student love and, more broadly, to norms of sex and age in relationships. Having desired but failed to have an affair with any of his professors, the narrator goes to teach philosophy in Triangle City, where he has...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059066-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5906-6
... turning them inside out, as the narrator learns painfully from both other young boys and the school principal that his uncle’s effeminate ways are far outside social norms, especially in the realm of gendered divisions of labor. Chinese fiction effeminacy nonnormative labor ...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374657-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
... writing, performance, and revision practices. Richardson ultimately concludes that Bridgforth’s deployment of the jazz aesthetic in The love conjure/blues Text Installation enables Bridgforth to honor simultaneous truths, which pries open a space for reenvisioning black communal healing, nonnormative...
Published: 19 April 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059400-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5940-0
... for thinking about how gender and sexuality—particularly nonnormative gender and sexuality—are rendered through different modes of self-presentation. From early writings on drag performers to debates about passing and realness to more contemporary work on aesthetic excess and style, this chapter considers how...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Treva Ellison analyzes the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, the largest federal policing bill in U.S. history, to understand how the discursive production of black nonnormativity and gender nonconformity fits into the production of blackness as existing outside juridical...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... the ways lo sucio operates as a structural metonym for nonnormative constructions of intimacy, sexual desire, and kinship. In other words, the sucias and sucios of Diaz’s book inhabit racialized genders and sexualities that represent the deficit citizenry of institutional regimes of normative love...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027157-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2715-7
... trajectory of possibilities, creativity, reimaginations, and erotic playfulness about what truly matters: their collective wellbeing. All the chapters work together to analyze one primary goal: how nonnormative bodies move about in the world, in and out of violent spaces, and zealously reimagine to recreate...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
.... The nonnormative bodies that populate the novel are given a sacred and central position by Yunior’s loving consumption. The novel’s narrative form creates a literary space for Dominican American identity through an artistic cannibalism, drawing on the artistic vision provided by the Brazilian modernist Oswald de...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... of dictatorial relations through the story’s form. It first demonstrates how the novel marginalizes and parodies the dictator in the overall narrative structure, reallocates responsibility for structures of domination, and centralizes nonnormative characters to challenge authoritarian power and hegemonic...
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376194-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7619-4
... narratives of nonnormative gender to mobilize restrictions on national belonging. In particular, political campaigns for Chinese exclusion relied heavily upon cross-dressing imagery to vilify Chinese immigrants as hyperfeminine, deceptive men. Federal immigration law also ensnared people who wore clothing...
Published: 10 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7465-7
..., nonnormative representations of black gender and sexuality, and the queer lives of black ancestors/elders. ethnography jazz aesthetic performance black gender and sexuality queerness This chapter contains Sandra L. Richards’s interview with The love conjure/blues Text Installation creator...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... racialized construction of gender and sexuality through the politics of lo sucio : the unclean, the filthy, the imperfect. The chapter considers the ways lo sucio operates as a structural metonym for nonnormative constructions of intimacy, sexual desire, and kinship. In other words, the sucias...
Published: 19 April 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5940-0
... and performativity have also been crucial concepts for thinking about how gender and sexuality—particularly nonnormative gender and sexuality—are rendered through different modes of self-presentation. From early writings on drag performers to debates about passing and realness to more contemporary work on aesthetic...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... the story of the de León and Cabral family, consumes and embodies their stories as a way to write Dominican Americans into history. The nonnormative bodies that populate the novel are given a sacred and central position by Yunior’s loving consumption. The novel’s narrative form creates a literary space...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... that Oscar Wao performs and enacts its broader critique of dictatorial relations through the story’s form. It first demonstrates how the novel marginalizes and parodies the dictator in the overall narrative structure, reallocates responsibility for structures of domination, and centralizes nonnormative...