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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 445–448.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Cynthia Wu Chen's book is difficult to characterize in terms of its scope, be it with the artifacts that are summoned for analysis or the intellectual genealogies from which it emerges and intervenes. The unruly nature of Animacies appears to be intentional and, moreover, essential...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 317–323.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Abstract TSQ editorial board member Eva Hayward interviews Mel Y. Chen to discuss the relevance for the field of transgender studies of Chen's Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect and other work. The interview covers such topics as feminist science and technology studies...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 65–83.
Published: 01 February 2022
...-masculine iconography elides and erases our oil dependencies by pretending to a total control over fossil fuels and thereby a control over cultural and material formations of stable, binaric gender and sex. To think outside these foreclosures of both nonbinaric genders and oil's animacy, this essay...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 226–228.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to navigate diagnostic and pharmacological landscapes. This shared terrain troubles “animacy hierarchies” that would limit opportunities along species lines ( Chen 2012 : 98). 2 Within the imagined correspondence between trans- and animal, nonhuman and human, fragile lives are set adrift on currents...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 May 2015
... claim, is subsequently poised “to contest universalizing and disembodying tendencies within dominant Anthropocene narratives.” Building on the themes of Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect , Mel Y. Chen starts the discussion with TSQ from animacies , a term designed...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 480–487.
Published: 01 August 2022
... a sign of respect for her assertions. If we follow Mel Chen's ( 2011 : 281) work on animacies, we might be able to generate a conceptualization of the virality of trans* threat as not only a political positioning of disruption but also a tool with which we can map the interactions between race...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (3-4): 639–646.
Published: 01 November 2017
... no training at all, were forced to retreat behind a sort of armor of inhumanity if they wanted to avoid depression and despair themselves” ( [1995] 2009 : 177). Under these sorts of practices, imbued with capitalist and biopolitical protocols and animacy hierarchies, treatment practices become more salient...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 402–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
... molecule. Congress ranks synthetic hormones relatively low on what could be called the national animacy hierarchy, codifying the hormone molecule as a substance analogous to recreational drugs: able to be abused but possessing no relevant agency prior to human consumption. If synthetic testosterone...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 587–604.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . Chen Mel . 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Cover Robert . 1987 . “ Obligation: A Jewish Jurisprudence of the Social Order .” Journal of Law and Religion 5 , no. 1 : 65 – 74 . Dzurma Noach , ed...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 308–319.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the operative logics of transgender biopolitics. Julian Gill-Peterson's work in this issue, for example, uses the animacy ( Chen 2013 ) of the testosterone molecule both to follow the commodity chain and the ecology of synthetic hormones and to reimagine a technicity of transgender and the racialized body. Gill...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 84–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... corpse worth reanimating, or should we let it die? In Animacies , the linguist Mel Y. Chen ( 2012 ) suggests that if such a thing as queer liveliness still exists, it is to be found in queer 's verbal and adjectival forms rather than its deadly nominal one. Feminism is a noun without a verb form...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2014
... . 2013 . “ Toxic Sexes: Perverting Pollution and Queering Hormone Disruption .” O-Zone 1 : 1 – 14 . Chen Mel . 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Haraway Donna J. 2012 . “ Awash in Urine: DES and Premarin®...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 77–81.
Published: 01 May 2014
... for Transgender People .” Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal 16 , no. 1 : 1 – 50 . Chen Mel . 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Clare Eli . 2013 . “ Body Shame, Body Pride: Lessons from the Disability...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 353–358.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Natural Diversity . New York : St. Martin's . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Derby Lauren . 2013 . “ Trujillo, the Goat: Of Beasts, Men, and Politics in the Dominican Republic .” In Few...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
... or enacted by the human body, initiating for the performers what Mel Y. Chen ( 2012 : 136) has called “slides down the animacy hierarchy.” At the same time, these performances invoke drag practices historically associated with queer and trans* communities. 4 For example, in Jackass Number Two , Johnny...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 297–316.
Published: 01 May 2015
... themselves to help keep us honest, to beavers and about them, in the body knowledge of beavers' slick-furred musky being, their splashy animacies, and their dire vulnerabilities in human-sculpted terrains. We had driven up the Columbia River, past a dozen concrete dams, where we saw fresh evidence of how...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 674–682.
Published: 01 November 2020
... . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Cohen Cathy J. 1997 . “ Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? ” GLQ 3 , no. 4 : 437 – 65 . Cooper Melinda . 2017 . Family Values: Between...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 646–656.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Court’: The Historians' Amicus Brief in Lawrence v. Texas .” GLQ 10 , no. 3 : 509 – 38 . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Coe Andrew . 2016 . Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (2): 228–247.
Published: 01 May 2022
... differences.” In settler colonialism, the “wild” body is not only vulnerable to extractive logics but may also confirm oppressive hierarchies of animacy. This appeal to the uncategorized and uncategorizable body excluded by scientific discourse as a “slice of disorder” is made in the name of negating...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (3): 283–297.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of Women's Studies in the United States .” Signs 7 , no. 3 : 661 – 95 . Chen Mel Y. 2012 . Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Cohen Cathy . 1997 . “ Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential...