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GLQ (2022) 28 (3): 353–384.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Michelle Raheja Abstract This essay focuses on queer Indigenous life in the early twentieth century through an analysis of the archive of Nabor Feliz, an Indigenous sculptor who toured with major circuses. In the essay, the author employs queer critique and Indigenous theory to contend...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (3): 279–300.
Published: 01 June 2013
... moment is “out of joint” for the two generations separated by the interval between epidemic and endemic time is the motivation for asking a series of ethical, historical, and political questions about HIV/AIDS and queer theory through the lens of Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx and the New York City...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (1): 5–6.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., has been appropriated variously as gay, as queer, and as trans. GLQ , through the Archive, ideally provides material for new creations, new theories, and productive contestation. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 archive medieval John/Eleanor Rykener transgender References...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Joseph Allen Boone How might current theories of the queer archive, its ephemeral, idiosyncratic, and fetishized contents, and its affective relation to the past and present, need amending to accommodate non-Western contexts and their differing histories and cultural scripts of sexuality...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (1): 85–90.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of knowing.” Visual culture, art, and performance are all represented in the collected articles, and questions of the archive reappear throughout the double-issue, at once marking a particular discursive vein in queer theory (the “archival turn”) while pointing to the methodological problems of doing queer...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 541–566.
Published: 01 October 2022
... identity or sex acts between women. In so doing, I join an ongoing critical conversation looking to reconsider colonial archives as a generative site for transnational queer theory. 2 Historians of sexuality and colonialism often focus on a criminal archive, resulting in narratives focused primarily...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 223–255.
Published: 01 April 2019
...S. Pearl Brilmyer; Filippo Trentin; Zairong Xiang This essay excavates from within the history of feminist and queer theory a series of implicit theories of the couple, ranging from French feminist critiques of asymmetrical heterosexual relationships to triadic accounts of the queer as couple’s...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 589–616.
Published: 01 October 2022
... on specific examples from performance artists. To conclude, I turn to two additional examples of artivist-work-as-theory that deal directly with decolonizing affect by intervening in the archive itself. The first is an autobiographical painting of the watercolor artivist Ani Ganzala ( fig. 5...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 331–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Juana María Rodríguez Through a consideration of the ephemeral archives of queer racialized feminine subjects, this essay considers how current debates in queer theory on the relationship between sociality and the sexual are transformed by the specifics of race, gender, location, and embodiment...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 363–376.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kirk Fiereck; Neville Hoad; Danai S. Mupotsa This introduction outlines the idea of the queer customary and how various African articulations of it engage, contest, and nuance central concerns of queer theory produced in the global North, particularly around ideas of normativity—hetero and homo...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., although this reader would have liked to see even more engagement with archival theory throughout. Chapters are treated by the author like carefully curated museum exhibitions, which become “experimental stages for performing grounded research and material practices...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (2): 183–214.
Published: 01 April 2023
... given its history as an institution with close ties to nation building. As critical theory from Jacques Derrida to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak to Saidiya Hartman has taught us, it is by no means self-evident that the archive is an automatically liberatory institution. Even if Derrida ( 1996 ) wasn't...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (2): 215–222.
Published: 01 April 2016
... between queer theory and area studies, in our case the study of the Middle East as transnational. We come to this question in thinking through disciplinary and archival locations of knowledge production, and the political, economic, and social cartographies that animate both queer theory...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 407–437.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and a corporeal sense). After a theoretical discussion of “consuming archives,” which is centered on the idiom of consumption that has filtered through archival theory and scholarship, I analyze three case studies from the historical archives of colonial New Spain, focusing on how bodies and desires come...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (3): 297–318.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., and theory is necessary.25 Such a method for reading and archiving brings together queer and asexual perspectives to find asexuality in unexpected and diverse places. Also, such a method involves querying queer and feminist exclusions of asexual- ity and applying a particular attention to asexuality...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 603–618.
Published: 01 October 2011
... two walls of books, attached to each other and to a giant crochet brain overhead by a crochet rope that links their crotches to the brain. Mitchell recreated a version of the Lesbian Herstory Archives reading room in Brooklyn by covering the walls of the gallery with trompe l'oeil wallpaper made from...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 485–488.
Published: 01 June 2021
... provocative and generative about queer theory's ability to mine the space of the intimate and affective. Chapter 4’s focus on the mission field is where the reader truly experiences the elegance and force of Tallie's practice of reading against the grain of the colonial archive. Tallie provides deft...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (4): 445–466.
Published: 01 October 2018
... foregrounded and mobilized reproductive workers often rendered disposable or superfluous to heteronormative reproductive imaginaries. By charting the conceptual impropriety of “housework” and “lesbian” that emerge within these archives, this article highlights the tensions and coalitional possibilities...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (4): 637–639.
Published: 01 October 2016
... methodologies or the archive of black feminist theory. Nash’s measured analysis of black women in pornography roots itself in a black feminist tradition, as it joins Mireille Miller-­Young’s Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography (2014) and Amber Musser’s Sensational Flesh: Race, Power...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Keguro Macharia © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 References Cervenak Sarah Jane . 2014 . Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Christian Barbara . 1987 . “The Race for Theory.” Cultural...