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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Annamarie Jagose It is widely presumed in queer theory today that the political value of the field lies in its antinormative commitments. A historically framed attentiveness to the context in which antinormativity came to define the queer theoretical project, however, raises the possibility that...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman; Elizabeth A. Wilson Can queer theory proceed without an allegiance to antinormativity? The introduction to this special issue establishes the value of this question by staging an encounter with the most widely held assumption in queer theory today: that the political value of the...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 48–73.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Robyn Wiegman Responding to the theme of the special issue, Queer Theory without Antinormativity , “Eve’s Triangles” returns to the work of one of queer theory’s most important foundational figures to consider critical sensibilities that are incompatible with the dyadic approach to power and...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 96–116.
Published: 01 May 2015
... causal origin cannot be determined, should the conscious strategies of antinormativity be understood as interventions that hail from outside these norms or as expressions of power’s internal and perverse machinations? If norms are considered the genetics of power that inform all of social life (without...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 74–95.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Heather Love The appearance of deviance as a fact of social life—a permanent and unavoidable feature of social life and an object of study for the social scientist—distinguishes postwar deviance studies from the antimethod, anti-institutional, and antinormative field of queer studies. While...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., this argument also expands the ambit of what we consider “queer.” Partitions of all kinds are premised on a binary opposition of the norm and the antinorm. By suggesting that we reconsider the discourse of partition in relation to the lived reality of universalism, this essay makes the case for a queer...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 141–167.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with Jesmyn Ward’s 2011 novel Salvage the Bones , as a narrative modality that exposes the limits of queer antinormativity in contemporary queer and feminist theories. Given how black women’s sexuality serves as a resource for both premature death and surplus life, attention to its complex and...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 165–167.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . Edwards Erica R. “ Sex after the Black Normal .” 26 . 1 : 141 – 67 . Friedland Sarah . “ Habits of Leaking: Of Sluts and Network Cards .” 26 . 2 : 1 – 28 . Honig Bonnie . “ Arendt on the Couch .” 26 . 2 : 93 – 105 . Jagose Annamarie . “ The Trouble with Antinormativity...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
... lead to a politics that finds its victory in coming out or marriage. I suspect my interlocutors will agree. But I also assert, here and in the book, that this ethics is not simply antimarriage or an embrace of other gestures of refusal such as antinormativity. Here, there is an opening for disagreement...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... reactionary political forces with racist overtones have started to emerge. Both feminism and queer activism risk losing their subversive edge in the West, making it difficult for queer theory in particular to maintain “antinormativity” as its central tenet and axis of intervention. 10 In a twenty-first...
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differences (1 September 2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... thinking about gender itself. 9 Robyn Wiegman and Elizabeth Wilson have recently coedited a special issue of difference s on the problem of antinormativity in queer theory. The demand for “queer” always to signal or enact a challenge to or subversion of the dominant, or “hetero-norms,” is both...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 174 ). Like the queer politics with which they emerged in tandem (though drawing on much longer genealogies in both cases), trans politics entailed an avowed commitment to antinormativity. Kate Bornstein, a public intellectual of the trans movement who helped to articulate its politics in her refusal...
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differences (1 May 2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
... demonstrate that the problem is not which of these women are more or less antinormative, but how all four seek support for a specific form and force of being in the world. On the one hand, I will attempt to suggest the failure of the antagonism between normativity and antinormativity in apprehending this...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... antinormativities allows” [ Are the Lips 30 ]). The other foregrounds the capacity of genealogies to become events, to serve as “signs of existence” ( Foucault, “Masked” ), summoning such signs, dragging them from their sleep—perhaps inventing. In other words, Huffer’s argument has effectively established the...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 20–36.
Published: 01 December 2006
... make a queer antinormativity that does not look back to domesticity wishfully. It is impossible to say how deep the break is. Moving from home to hum, to homme to um, an interruption: it sounds Thoreauvian, this method...
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differences (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
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differences (1 September 2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... “psychoanalysis is a queer theory” (Beyond 215), meaning, in part, that Lacanian psychoanalysis has “antinormative potential” (217). One of the principal stakes of Dean’s project is “to think sexuality outside the terms of gender” (183). In...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001