Disidentifications : Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr

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Jose' Esteban Munoz looks at how those outside the racial & sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture - not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather, by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes.

Table of Contents

Preface Jack's Plunger ix
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction Performing Disidentifications 1(36)
Part I The Melancholia of Race
Famous and Dandy like B. 'n' Andy Race, Pop, and Basquiat
Photographies of Mourning Melancholia and Ambivalence in Van DerZee, Mapplethorpe, and Looking for Langston
Part II Remaking Genres: Porn, Punk, and Ethnography
The Auteothnographic Performance Reading Richard Fung's Queer Hybridity
``The White to Be Angry'' Vaginal Creme Davis's Terrorist Drag
Part III Critical Cubania
Sister Acts Ela Troyano and Carmelita Tropicana
Pedro Zamora's Real World of Counterpublicity Performing an Ethics of the Self
Performing Disidentity Disidentification as a Practice of Freedom
Latina Performance and Queer Worldmaking; or, Chusmeria at the End of the Twentieth Century
Notes 201(18)
Index 219

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