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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 315–335.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and Guatarri’s infamous dismissal of the pet in A Thousand Plateaus , “Anthropomorphism, Normativity, and the Couple” proposes that the mundane enigma of being in the world as and with an animal affords an opportunity for apprehending the couple as one of the commonest social forms through which the intermeshing...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 507–528.
Published: 01 October 2012
... is the clearest expression of his queer anthropomorphism, the belief that animals are not only human-like but that humans are irrepressibly animal-like because of their shared sexual nature. Through a highly confessional and sexualized discourse, Treadwell's text registers a sacrificial and masochistic desire...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 June 2003
... in terms of its (unmanageable) audience and queer theory’s conceptualization in terms of the field of theory more widely. I mean to anthropomorphize “theory” here, since this is what I see Butler’s essay doing as well: if the third entendre is meant to exceed the second—to show it up, in fact...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 365–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... com- plex forms of socio-­ecological entanglement. In what ways, we may query, is an anthropomorphic and gendered conception of reproduction complicit with masking the violence of neoliberal systems for conducting life? Ecological thought refuses an “outside...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (1-2): 205–231.
Published: 01 April 2003
... “primarily on a projection since ‘it’ would not be if it were not for ‘us12 She argues that the rhetorical “anthropomorphizing” and “militarizing” of the virus in AIDS discourses, such as those of immunology, repress the “integration” or blurriness of self and other, us...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (3): 419–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
... political and ethical claims about how we treat plants (which is generally very badly and not likely to improve with the increasing capitalization of vegetative capacities); this anthropomorphic moment is also potentially important to an ethical process of imagining what we...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 347–359.
Published: 01 June 2012
...- rections are the conceptual mapping of time and space onto material bodies for the reperformance of history, in the present, as the present. In Vodoun ritual, the lwas (the term given to the life force when represented anthropomorphically) are the forces that permit...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 277–288.
Published: 01 April 2022
... supremacist project of anthropomorphizing animals as heterosexual to naturalize “sex” difference and of reifying the boundary between human and animal—a constructed boundary that, as Mel Y. Chen 2012 and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson 2020 have shown, has always been anti-Black. Kitty Jayne's animals offer...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 153–169.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-called autobiographical or anthropomorphizing one. While Roughgarden pinpoints the grave oversimplification of sheep’s sociosexual dynam- ics as a central problem with such research and public responses to it, there seems to be no way around it so long as terms like “male-oriented ram” and “gay...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (2): 267–284.
Published: 01 April 2009
... the Intersex and the Molecular Deconstruction of Sex 269 body into male form.” Despite the sexist, anthropomorphizing language of “domi- nance,” Y-chromosomal pride, and ovarian fatalism (to which I will return), this encapsulation of sex determination presents a significant leap forward from sim- ple...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (3): 277–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... by and as process itself. 40. Grosz, Volatile Bodies, 7. 41. Grosz, Volatile Bodies, 11. 42. See the interview that concludes Star Dust: Poems (New York: Macmillan, 2006). 43. Bidart, Star Dust, 116. 44. Bidart also relies heavily on anthropomorphism...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (4): 379–398.
Published: 01 October 1995
... to portrait photography and to the filmic documentary. I am not speaking of Hollywood cinema or photographic enterprises that refuse the human sub- ject. I am, in this sense, interested in the implicit anthropomorphic longing that haunts mimetic art. The particular grief that portrait photography ex...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
... alone. Robin’s interactions with the animals, which the text stubbornly refuses to anthropomorphize, figure what in the human responds to something before lan- guage or, as the text says, “something not yet in history” (44). The enigma that Robin is to Nora and Felix, as well...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 321–341.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Landecker is impatient with how the HeLa cells continue to be anthropomorphized and attached to the life story of Henrietta Lacks. “No one has ever told origin stories about the life and times of the L cell line or its originating mouse, or the CHO line and its...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (1): 47–69.
Published: 01 January 2012
... but that the commodities them- selves “believe” (34 – 35). This is Marx’s famous anthropomorphization of com- modities whereby commodity-­exchangers become “mere personifications” of the commodities that are entering into relation with each other: “The persons exist for one another merely...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 249–272.
Published: 01 June 2015
...” and repeatedly assaults him. Their dynamic establishes the boy’s protoqueerness, ostensibly confirmed in a “big gay dance number” midway through the play. Juicy and Delicious places its anthropomorphic aurochs in a dream-­ sequence dance that is a choreography of displacement and innuendo, rather than...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 95–120.
Published: 01 January 2015
... becoming my mind” (13). He first anthropomorphizes the body of the nation and then conflates it with his own, only to fuse the gut with the mind and reveal the rotting gut as a site of political trauma. Doing so, the nar- rator points to how psychic states and bodily conditions...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 385–411.
Published: 01 June 2022
... procession through my waking hours.” The naturalization of gendered experience is abruptly and violently troubled by Rukeyser's little animals, as the domain of pregnancy is not just de-gendered but also de-anthropomorphized. Here the speaker is not reified as a woman-who-knows pregnancy. Instead...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (4): 487–514.
Published: 01 October 2013
... such an anthropomorphizing honor).23 No less an authority in the turn-­of-­the-­century physical culture movement than Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, portrays the relationship between mind and body pursued in human sport in equestrian terms by drawing a rhetorical connection between...
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GLQ (1999) 5 (4): 527–557.
Published: 01 October 1999
... forms of heterosexuality included the importation and control of female prostitutes, police roundups of sexual “inverts” for the purpose of docu- menting their “anthropomorphic abnormalities,” and a ban on men’s participation in soccer matches without shirts.13 Presumably, these measures were...