Where is queer theory situated within the current Spanish framework? Faced with recent reactionary turmoil and aggressiveness that have rampaged in the LGBTQI+ community in Spain during the last few years, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gracia Trujillo offers an indispensable, restorative essay that reintroduces queer terminology and history under a new guise. Queer is discussed as a resistance against the heteronormative sociocultural regime, but also as a boundary crossing. Drawing heavily on bell hooks's work, the book also raises the possibility of inhabiting the limits of intelligibility. Difference is portrayed as a space of encounter, instead of a separating mark.

Queer, in this sense, is also a leakage, a barrier to definition. The author embraces this ambiguity since the very first chapter, by detaching the notion from identity politics and reassembling it as a street movement based on affect, provisionality, and strategic deidentification. The reappropriation of the slur—as an...

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