Though more prominently known as a performance studies scholar and queer and critical race theorist, José Esteban Muñoz is cast in this essay as a theorist of the aesthetic. Informed by the ways that Muñoz offers a worldly pedagogy and critical practice that takes place in and makes learning places of theaters and clubs as much as classrooms and conferences, and following Jean-Luc Nancy—as does Muñoz—to understand “world” here as referring to that which “is said in every saying,” this essay considers how Muñoz’s aesthetic theory encourages promiscuity among fields of knowledge.
Kandice Chuh; It’s Not about Anything. Social Text 1 December 2014; 32 (4 (121)): 125–134. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2820496
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