Unruly Visions : The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora

Gopinath, Gayatri. Unruly Visions : The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"In Unruly Visions Gayatri Gopinath brings queer studies to bear on investigations of diaspora and visuality, tracing the interrelation of affect, archive, region, and aesthetics through an examination of a wide range of contemporary queer visual culture. Spanning film, fine art, poetry, and photography, these cultural forms—which Gopinath conceptualizes as aesthetic practices of queer diaspora—reveal the intimacies of seemingly disparate histories of (post)colonial dwelling and displacement and are a product of diasporic trajectories. Countering standard formulations of diaspora that inevitably foreground the nation-state, as well as familiar formulations of queerness that ignore regional gender and sexual formations, she stages unexpected encounters between works by South Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian, and Latinx artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Akram Zaatari, and Allan deSouza. Gopinath shows how their art functions as regional queer archives that express alternative understandings of time, space, and relationality. The queer optics produced by these visual practices creates South-to-South, region-to-region, and diaspora-to-region cartographies that profoundly challenge disciplinary and area studies rubrics. Gopinath thereby provides new critical perspectives on settler colonialism, empire, military occupation, racialization, and diasporic dislocation as they indelibly mark both bodies and landscapes." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Gopinath, Gayatri (Author)
Dossier: 700 - LGBTQ+
Collation: 236 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781478000358
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Durham, NC: Duke University Press
Artists: Durbar, Delhi; de Souza, Allan; Seher, Shah; Moffat, Tracey; Zaatari, Akram; [et alii]
Copyright Statement: Duke University Press; Gayatri Gopinath

Bibliography p. 213-225.
Includes index.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2019 17:35
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30436
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