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differences (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...
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differences (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...
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differences (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 (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 (2023) 34 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of what it displaces. Queer theory is precisely concerned with how antinormativity can enact this kind of destabilization, yet Bersani’s insight may also have some relevance for overcoming what we might see as a troubling impasse in the state of queer theory as it currently stands today in the third...
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differences (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...
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differences (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 (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... 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, an edge to be worked. This ethics will not lead us toward negative theology or queer negativity...
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differences (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 (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 contradictory...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the West, making it difficult for queer theory in particular to maintain “antinormativity” as its central tenet and axis of intervention. 10 In their respective attempts to account for the reasons why the memory of (early) second-wave feminism has gone bad among the very people who could be expected...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 242–261.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity . Durham : Duke UP , 2002 . 123 – 51 . Whitebook Joel . Perversion and Utopia: A Study in Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory . Cambridge, MA : MIT P , 1995 . Wiegman Robyn Wilson Elizabeth A. . “ Introduction: Antinormativity’s Queer...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 79–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the Reparative ‘Turn.’ ” Feminist Theory 15 . 1 ( 2014 ): 4 – 25 . Wiegman Robyn Wilson Elizabeth A. “Antinormativity’s Queer Conventions.” Introduction . Queer Theory without Antinormativity . Spec. issue of differences 26 . 1 ( 2015 ): 1 – 25 . Wilson Kalpana . “ ‘Race...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to antinormativity. Kate Bornstein, a public intellectual of the trans movement who helped to articulate its politics in her refusal to place herself on either side of the gender binary, described herself early on as a “gender outlaw” (the title of her 1994 memoir); Susan Stryker sparked the formation of transgender...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 shared, though antagonistic...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to queer theory of genealogy and ethics: “[Q]ueer theory must engage the ethical in ways that are more nuanced and varied than its now stock array of antinormativities allows” [ Are the Lips 30 ]). The other foregrounds the capacity of genealogies to become events, to serve as “signs of existence...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 30–71.
Published: 01 September 2019
... For the inaugurating essay on paranoid and reparative readings, see Sedgwick . For a discussion of the future perfect in the context of queer experimental video work, see Cho . 5 On recent discussions of the limits of antinormativity for queer theory, see the special issue of difference s edited by Robyn...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 20–36.
Published: 01 December 2006
... the exploiter of gardeners, an instrumental and instrumentalizing agent. John Ricco might argue that the men’s outsideness and outsiderness demonstrate the potential resource of all gayness to make a queer antinormativity that does...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 126–147.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in Black Women’s Fiction . New York : Oxford UP , 1993 . Edwards Erica R. “ Sex after the Black Normal ”. Queer Theory without Antinormativity. Spec. issue of difference s 26 . 1 ( 2015 ): 141 – 67 . “ Erykah Badu Has 3 Kids & 3 Baby Daddy’s All...
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differences (1995) 7 (3): 1–23.
Published: 01 November 1995
... of "pro-life" enforcement and the silencing of (women's) objections to it, the poem paradoxically offers much to antinormative reading by virtue of its tactless bullying. Or, to put it another way, by seeking to enforce a threatened hegemonic norm, Jonson's satirical aggression becomes threatening...