Opacity – Minority – Improvisation

An Exploration of the Closet Through Queer Slangs and Postcolonial Theory

The expression »to come out of the closet« calls for an analysis of how language and notional as well as social spaces interact and intersect to constitute »queer«. This performative book, a product of artistic research, is an exploration of the proverbial closet through linguistics, queer, and postcolonial theory. It is a project in which opacity, minority, and improvisation happen on the levels of content, analysis, and typography. Eleven queer slangs from around the world become part of an exploration of queerness and knowledge from the Periphery through autoethnography, Édouard Glissant's concept of opacity, José Muñoz's disidentifications, and Gloria Anzaldúa's performative writing. Theory, personal accounts, and art are interwoven to offer an interdisciplinary reading of the slangs as queer methods of survival and resistance.

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2020-04-27, ca. 244 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5133-1

This product will be released at 27 April 2020

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Author(s)
Anna T.
Book title
Opacity – Minority – Improvisation An Exploration of the Closet Through Queer Slangs and Postcolonial Theory
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 244
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 20 SW-Abbildungen, 2 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5133-1
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSJ JFSK HBTR
BISAC-Code
SOC032000 SOC012000 POL045000
THEMA-Code
JBSF JBSJ NHTR
Release date
2020-04-27
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Sprache
Readership
Autoethnography, Philosophy, Performance Studies, Art-based Research, Linguistics, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Keywords/Tags
Performance, Periphery, Culture, Orality, Queerness, Gender, Language, Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Postcolonialism, Political Art, Cultural Studies

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