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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 273–296.
Published: 01 April 2019
... have played a central role in the theorization of homosexuality’s transgressive potential, accounts that center homosexuality’s desubjectivizing negativity have often been charged with a failure to attend to questions of racial difference and the limits they pose for an erotics and ethics grounded in...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 473–483.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., two points might be briefly hazarded in conclusion. First, notwithstanding their asymptotic theoretical arcs, there may still be a value in lingering in the negativity of both the Afropessimist and the antirelational standpoints, precisely in order to bring to the surface all the ruses through which...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (1): 145–153.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Lisa Duggan Gayle Rubin's reputation as a star academic and public intellectual has been based on her cool brilliance. But her public and professional reception has also been marked, positively and negatively, by the ambivalence generated by strong feeling. This article describes Rubin's affective...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2011
... becomes queer when it is) a force of tearing and symbolic rupture, queer theory teaches us that it is also a forging of sociabilities in this space of rupture. It also teaches us that queer collectivities are always made across and through social negativities. Theorizing queerness in terms of queer bonds...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 365–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... spread of mosquito-borne diseases from South to North in a warming world, the essay argues for the significance of ambient forms of reproduction that move across both species and geographic zones of waste and surplus. In contrast to queer-negative arguments for the sovereign refusal of reproduction, this...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 521–559.
Published: 01 October 2015
... discretion, the widespread belief that sodomy is a religious taboo, and the real risk of negative sanctions for transgressing sexual norms usually prevent open discussion of sexuality. Through discourse analysis of a conversation about Popobawa, a supernatural sodomist, with a man who transgresses Zanzibari...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (3): 431–455.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Corey McEleney Since its publication in 2004, Lee Edelman’s No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive has sparked some of the most heated debates in literary and cultural studies. Yet most engagements with Edelman’s text—whether positive, negative, or neutral—tend to resort to paraphrasing and...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (4): 489–508.
Published: 01 October 2018
... based in San Francisco, and its work confronting the hypergentrification of the Bay Area propelled by the tech industry. While positive attachments and shared identification are argued to be necessary for a liberatory politics, in contrast Gay Shame builds an affective commons through negative...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 223–255.
Published: 01 April 2019
... position we call the zero . Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 couple ontology negativity relationality anus yinyang nondialectics References Adorno Theodor W. [1966] 1973 . Negative Dialectics . Translated by Ashton E. B. . London : Routledge and Kegan Paul...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (1): 97–100.
Published: 01 January 2019
... futurity negativity temporality history References Ahmed Sara . 2010 . The Promise of Happiness . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Berlant Lauren . 2011 . Cruel Optimism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Butler Judith . [1999] 2006 . Gender Trouble...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (4): 645–648.
Published: 01 October 2001
... evidence” (5). Mirandé calls into question the negative, monolithic view of machismo and Latino masculinity according to which men are powerful, aggressive, and dominant and women are weak, submissive, and self-sacrificing. He further suggests that these negative...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (4): 545–558.
Published: 01 October 2013
... pessimisms of literary naturalisms, for Muñoz, the logic of negativity informing the antirelational turn in queer theory necessitates the reparative promise of utopia; additionally, the “banal optimism” (3) and “anemic political agenda” (19) of contemporary North American LGBT politics warrant the...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (4): 660–662.
Published: 01 October 2019
... desubjectivization in love relationships, Unmaking Love expands our understanding of the role of negativity in reconceiving love beyond an idealized fantasy of transcendent union. Foundational to her argument is the contention that queer love does not name homosexual attachments; instead, it marks social forms that...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (4): 737–738.
Published: 01 October 2020
... upcoming publications have looked at satire and protest, negative societal mobilization and returns of the repressed, Camp in (post)Soviet pop culture, and nostalgia, memory, and nationhood. Lydia R. Cooper is associate professor of contemporary American and Native Ameri- can literature at Creighton...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
... on queer bonds, sexuality and sociability, negativity and futurity, are indebted to the research and thinking involved in my recent book about the figuration of sexuality as drive in Freud and in literary and film texts.1 One of those texts, Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood (1936), has received much...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 517–542.
Published: 01 October 2011
... moral autonomy.11 At the more radical end of the queer ethics spectrum, Bersani and Lee Edelman (again, implicitly) reverse common conceptions of ethics as relational moral norms into a negative ethics that is nonrelational and antisocial.12 Let me resituate this problem of queer ethics...
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GLQ (2006) 12 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 April 2006
... study of origi- nal photographic negatives, letters, and unpublished manuscripts unavailable to GLQGLQ, 12:2Vol. 1, pp. 000–000 pp.997 197–216 Paul EeNam Park Hagland Copyright© Duke University © 2006 byPress Duke University Press 198 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN and GAY STUDIES...
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GLQ (2007) 13 (1): 125–139.
Published: 01 January 2007
... recent book No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive makes a high art of wedding crashing. A powerful indictment of the mainstream- ing of gay and lesbian politics, No Future makes an argument on behalf of the rad- ical negativity and unassimilability of queerness. In this strike against the logic...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (4): 343–346.
Published: 01 October 1995
... familial emotion, that forecloses any but the most guilty experiences of hostile or negative feelings: feelings of disaffection, disidentification, or even profound dislike. Correlatively, for others the pain of such scenes may arise from an inexpressible surplus of feeling-too much desire, too...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (4): 689–690.
Published: 01 October 2001
... considering negative affect and early-twentieth-century lesbian representation. Anna McCarthy is assistant professor of cinema studies at New York University. She is author of Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public Space (2001). She has...