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Book Announcement: Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking


Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 21, 2015 - 5:02pm


Book Announcement: Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking

Now available: Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking

Amidst rapid advances of mainstream gay and lesbian platforms, questions of essential sexual identities, queered rituals of family, queered notions of intimacy, queer considerations of time, and the possibility and value of queered systems of relation are largely absent. Resisting the public face of a normative and homogenous gay and lesbian community, and embracing a broadened conception of queerness, this book brings together 29 writers – a diverse community of scholars, lovers, and activists – to explore queer theory and embodied experiences within interpersonal relations and society at large. Enacting a critical intervention into the queer theoretical landscape, the book offers an alternative engagement where contributors centralize lived experience. Theoretical engagements are generated in relation and in dialogue with one another exploring collectivity, multiple points of entrance, and the living nature of critical theory. Readers gain familiarity with key concepts!
in queer thought, but also observe how these ideas can be navigated and negotiated in the social world. Queer Praxis serves as a model for queer relationality, enlisting transnational feminist, critical communication, and performance studies approaches to build dialogue across and through differing subjectivities.

Queer Praxis was collaboratively authored by:

Dustin Bradley Goltz, Jason Zingsheim, Kimberlee Pérez, Raechel Tiffe, Aimee Carrillo Rowe, and Meredith M. Bagley;

with additional contributions from:

Bryant Keith Alexander, Jeffrey Bennett, Daniel C. Brouwer, Frederick C. Corey, Scott Dillard, Belle A. Edson, Mindy Fenske, Ragan Fox, Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, Jonny Gray, Robert Gutierrez-Perez, Ryan Lescure, Jennifer Linde, Sheena Malhotra, Jacqueline M. Martinez, Charles E. Morris III, Thomas K. Nakayama, Timothy Olesiak, Francesca T. Royster, Ann Russo, Jacqueline Taylor, Isaac West, and Gust A. Yep.

“As the title suggests, Queer Praxis explores how queerness is done/performed/ constructed as one navigates the simultaneously troubling and joyous terrain of queer relations. Through explorations of cultural sites such as marriage, friendship, and coalitional politics (to name a few), the reader is invited into an ongoing conversation of what it means to be/long as queer. This edited volume embodies a dialogue about queer intersections and the contradictions, connections, and fissures that emerge within and across LGBTQ communities as we maneuver heteronormative, homonormative, and queer sensibilities.” - Julia Johnson, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Additional information is available at: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailse...

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