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GLQ (2021) 27 (1): 61–84.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., democratic reform. In surrendering to the seemingly antidemocratic weight of divine queen-kingship, sarimbavy mediums became “possessed” by political organizations irreducible to the modern nation-state and its colonial genealogies and, furthermore, produced human-spirit relationalities that thwarted Western...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 521–559.
Published: 01 October 2015
... women, men he calls magays (a Swahilization of English “gays and spirit possession rituals that involve cross-­dressing. He also uses English code switching, both indexing affiliation with a globalized “gay” community and allowing him to draw on the sexual connotations of certain English terms...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of Karen McCarthy Brown ( 1991 ), for instance, has introduced the concept of “possession-performance” to account for the Haitian spirits’ standardized (and often gendered) characters regardless of whom they possess, while J. Lorand Matory's ( 2005 ) scholarship has explained the sacramental cross-dressing...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 253–284.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., to provide a positive alternative to the unacceptable term berdache: Two-Spirit Extermination of the Joyas 279 people are “Aboriginal people who possess the sacred gifts of the female-male spirit, which exists in harmony with those of the female...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 243–252.
Published: 01 April 2010
... survival. In “Puo'winue'l Prayers: Readings from North America's First Transtextual Script,” I continue this conversation while engaging the script from a multiracial, visual-textual, Two-Spirit perspective. Duke University Press 2010 (Mi'kmaq/Acadian and Irish) (Cherokee) Puo’winue’l...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 457–481.
Published: 01 October 2011
...Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick This essay, written in 1976–77, is concerned primarily with James Merrill's long poem “The Book of Ephraim,” which was published in 1976. The poem tells of many nights spent by Merrill and his partner, David Jackson, in communication with a spirit named Ephraim, whose messages...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 565–594.
Published: 01 October 2012
...” piety may also entail other cultural traditions such as West African spirit possession: in a narrative dictated to “a young lady,” James Gronniosaw, a former slave in New York, “saw (or thought I saw) light inexpressible dart down from heaven upon me, and shone around me for the space of a minute...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 January 2015
... abstraction's hidden truth. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Karl Marx Rob Halpern abstraction Visceral Abstractions Sianne Ngai “the spirit and the beef” —Rob Halpern, Music for Porn Eating Face Barbara Johnson opens Persons and Things with a memorable anecdote about her...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 615–617.
Published: 01 October 2012
... pp. Queer Indigenous Studies is a collective endeavor by scholars, activists, and artists who are Native and/or queer, Two-­Spirit (the 2 in GLBTQ2), or GLBT-­identified. The collection rightfully demands readers approach the colonial archive from a Native perspective and argues clearly...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 618–620.
Published: 01 October 2012
... and/or queer, Two-­Spirit (the 2 in GLBTQ2), or GLBT-­identified. The collection rightfully demands readers approach the colonial archive from a Native perspective and argues clearly that sexuality, including queerness, is a construction of settler colonialism: heterosexism prevalent among contemporary...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 621–623.
Published: 01 October 2012
... + 246 pp. Queer Indigenous Studies is a collective endeavor by scholars, activists, and artists who are Native and/or queer, Two-­Spirit (the 2 in GLBTQ2), or GLBT-­identified. The collection rightfully demands readers approach the colonial archive from a Native perspective and argues clearly...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 624–626.
Published: 01 October 2012
... pp. Queer Indigenous Studies is a collective endeavor by scholars, activists, and artists who are Native and/or queer, Two-­Spirit (the 2 in GLBTQ2), or GLBT-­identified. The collection rightfully demands readers approach the colonial archive from a Native perspective and argues clearly...
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GLQ (2006) 12 (1): 27–59.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., and self- possession.”26 In essence, the schools are to orchestrate and manage the process of courting, forbidding virtually all communication between boys and girls unless it is superintended by teachers and matrons,27 and there is little to no concern about relations among...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2018
... (lack of illocutionary intent and feeling) occur. Insincerities emerge when one does not possess the correct intention associated with a performative statement (e.g., one states “I pronounce you husband and wife” without the requisite intentions in stating the phrase...
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GLQ (1999) 5 (4): 559–584.
Published: 01 October 1999
... homosexual, also suggests the indigenous provenance and character of some of these sexual activi- ties.25 Invoking the Shona animist belief in ancestor spirit possession, this Zim- babwean man said that gay men were inhabited by the spirits of their “aunties.” Like African Christianities, lesbian...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 January 2009
... produce “kindred specters,” presences that —  by challenging notions of mortality and immortality, body and spirit, life and death — trouble “conventional” American conceptions of kinship (16). Reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Woman, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and William...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 January 2009
... produce “kindred specters,” presences that —  by challenging notions of mortality and immortality, body and spirit, life and death — trouble “conventional” American conceptions of kinship (16). Reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Woman, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and William...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 January 2009
... produce “kindred specters,” presences that —  by challenging notions of mortality and immortality, body and spirit, life and death — trouble “conventional” American conceptions of kinship (16). Reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Woman, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and William...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and striking: all of these figures produce “kindred specters,” presences that —  by challenging notions of mortality and immortality, body and spirit, life and death — trouble “conventional” American conceptions of kinship (16). Reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Woman, Toni...
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GLQ (2009) 15 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 January 2009
... produce “kindred specters,” presences that —  by challenging notions of mortality and immortality, body and spirit, life and death — trouble “conventional” American conceptions of kinship (16). Reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s Conjure Woman, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and William...