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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 265–286.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of immunity into an account of the peculiar intimacies and alienations of heavy metal poisoning, rendered in the first person. The essay ends by suggesting that the queering and racializing of material other than human amounts to a kind of animacy . Animacy is built on the recognition that abstract concepts...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 153–162.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Jeffrey Jerome Cohen This review essay maps the convergence of disability studies and queer theory in three recent scholarly volumes. It asks what happens when the models of intercorporeal embodiment they advance meet recent work in materialism and ecological studies. Animacies: Biopolitics...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to inquire about the animacy of coral — is it animate, with a capacity to act and affect objects, things, and life forms? — to do so. Instead we can build connections between organic hyperbolic shapes, like lettuces, kelp, and sea slugs, and the transformation of human bodies...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (1): 63–101.
Published: 01 January 2020
... – 87 . New York : Routledge . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Cohen Cathy . 1997 . “ Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? ” GLQ 3 , no. 4 : 437...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Foucault Michel . 1981 . “ De l’amitié comme mode de vie: Interview with René de Ceccaty, Jean Danet, and Jean Le Bitoux .” Gay Pied 25 : 38 – 39 . Foucault Michel . 1984...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 385–411.
Published: 01 June 2022
... . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Clarke Adele E. , and Haraway Donna Jeanne , eds. 2018 . Making Kin Not Population . Chicago : Prickly Paradigm . Deleuze Gilles , and Guattari Félix . 1987 . A Thousand...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 457–458.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Mel Y. Chen is associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Sexual Culture. Chen’s Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (2012, Alan Bray Memorial Award) explores questions...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., and language. Chen’s current book manuscript, which explores questions of racialization, queering, and affec- tive economies in animate and inanimate “life,” is titled Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect, under contract at Duke University Press. Whitney Davis is professor...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 257–272.
Published: 01 April 2019
.../watch?v=t-g9tKSy4WY . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Delany Samuel . 1999 . Times Square Red, Times Square Blue . New York : New York University Press . Dinshaw Carolyn . 1999...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 365–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to anthropomorphic vision. As Chen teaches through discussions of the queering of “animacy hierarchies,” or the normative distinctions humans draw in language between different species of life and matter, the planet and its geophysical processes are less inert, less dead or inanimate, than we often think.53...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2018
... (Three Monologues and a Hairpiece) .” Critical Inquiry 40 : 305 – 40 . Chen Mel . 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Chen Mel Luciano Dana 2015 . “ Introduction: Has the Queer Ever Been Human? ” GLQ...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Michael . 2000 . “ Sex in Public .” In Intimacy , edited by Berlant Lauren , 311 – 30 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Blackston Dylan McCarthy . 2017 . “ Monkey Business: Trans*, Animacy, and the Boundaries of Kind .” Angelaki 22 , no. 2 : 119 – 33 . Bourin...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 249–272.
Published: 01 June 2015
... accustomed to finding it: in the defenseless, impoverished, raced, and gendered child. Her resilient propensity for fabulation and wonder in the face of nature’s animacies forms an inner wild of the human, an invagination or intensive mani­ fold.15 Her propensities thus bear...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 295–320.
Published: 01 June 2015
... simulated the incapacity to move but because she displayed a kind of superhuman abil- ity to appear inanimate and to control her body while maintaining eye contact. As all bodies (live, dead, or taxidermied) are constantly marked by what Chen calls “animacies,” even in the moment of stillness...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2011
... distinction itself difficult to uphold. Chen’s contribution, “Toxic Animacies, Inanimate Affections,” challenges us to pursue the analysis of relationality beyond the recognizably human by intro- ducing two conceptual figures: toxicity, which names the traffic between bodies bypassing...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (4): 629–636.
Published: 01 October 2016
... comprises affects, molecules, morsels, organs, microbes, animacies, tissues, cells, hormones, energies, textures, apertures, calories, phero- mones, stimulations, and other particles and intensities that circulate throughout the individual, population, and milieu. Force exists...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (3): 305–327.
Published: 01 June 2023
... already coded into deviant gender and sexual categories. For example, in Animacies , Mel Chen ( 2012 : 122) writes about the gendering of Asian Americans, stating that “‘Asian American’ sex and gender positions are deeply polarized; the missing Asian male phallus is countered by a female hypersexuality...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 387–422.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., but it was powerfully evocative of what might (yet) have been. The theory of the electrical origins of life — inorganic matter shocked into life’s organic building blocks by an electrifying energy (whose own animacy seems to belie the alleged lifelessness of so-­called inanimate matter) —  is a controversial...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 183–207.
Published: 01 June 2015
... each addressed the animacy and the allure of nonhuman objects, including stone. See Mel Y. Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012); Dana Luciano, “Geo- logical Fantasies, Haunting Anachronies: Eros, Time, and History...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 407–437.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of the repugnant, the shameful, the heretical, and the animal. To apply the logic of Mel Y. Chen’s Animacies, this is one specific archival instance in which “animality, the ‘stuff’ of animal nature that sometimes sticks to animals, sometimes bleeds back onto textures...