This field-defining anthology for queer nightlife studies underlies the importance of what Caleb Luna describes as Emma Goldman's call for dance and revolution to become the same, to reclaim the importance of nightlife for queer and trans life from those who deem it frivolous, making clear the political stakes of a field that takes seriously the work of queer of color critique, trans studies, and the theorization of racial capitalism. While stories of sex and nightlife have been told before within disciplinary fields such as literary studies, history, dance studies, theatre, performance, sociology, and anthropology—this compilation foregrounds its own multiplicity of methods, a distinct genealogy that can stand on its own with focused attention to the relationship of queer and trans life to the night, centering experiences of minoritarian subjects and their “pedagogies of the dark,” to borrow from one of the essays in the book by Eddie Gamboa. Taking...
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Book Review| November 01 2022
The Revolution Will Be Danced
Queer Nightlife. Edited by Kemi Adeyemi, Kareem Khubchandani, and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera.
University of Michigan Press,
Malú Machuca Rose
Malú Machuca Rose is a PhD candidate in performance studies at Northwestern University. Their work is rooted in transfeminist anticolonial research practices, social justice pedagogy, cultural work, and political organizing.
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 679–681.
Malú Machuca Rose; The Revolution Will Be Danced. TSQ 1 November 2022; 9 (4): 679–681. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/23289252-10133860
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