Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2006-11-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822388074

Download Queer Phenomenology Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In this groundbreaking work, Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use. Focusing on the “orientation” aspect of “sexual orientation” and the “orient” in “orientalism,” Ahmed examines what it means for bodies to be situated in space and time. Bodies take shape as they move through the world directing themselves toward or away from objects and others. Being “orientated” means feeling at home, knowing where one stands, or having certain objects within reach. Orientations affect what is proximate to the body or what can be reached. A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry. Ahmed proposes that a queer phenomenology might investigate not only how the concept of orientation is informed by phenomenology but also the orientation of phenomenology itself. Thus she reflects on the significance of the objects that appear—and those that do not—as signs of orientation in classic phenomenological texts such as Husserl’s Ideas. In developing a queer model of orientations, she combines readings of phenomenological texts—by Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Fanon—with insights drawn from queer studies, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, and psychoanalysis. Queer Phenomenology points queer theory in bold new directions.

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2006-12-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0822339145

Download Queer Phenomenology Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Cultural theorist Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use by analyzing what it means for bodies to be "oriented" in space and time.

Queer Phenomenology

Queer Phenomenology
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2006-12-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: UOM:39015066880298

Download Queer Phenomenology Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Cultural theorist Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use by analyzing what it means for bodies to be "oriented" in space and time.

The Life and Death of Latisha King

The Life and Death of Latisha King
Author: Gayle Salamon
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-20
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781479810529

Download The Life and Death of Latisha King Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

What can the killing of a transgender teen teach us about the violence of misreading gender identity as sexual identity? The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim as Larry, a gay boy, instead of Latisha, a trans girl, Gayle Salamon draws on the resources of feminist phenomenology to analyze what happened in the school and at the trial that followed. In building on the phenomenological concepts of anonymity and comportment, Salamon considers how gender functions in the social world and the dangers of being denied anonymity as both a particularizing and dehumanizing act. Salamon offers close readings of the court transcript and the bodily gestures of the participants in the courtroom to illuminate the ways gender and race were both evoked in and expunged from the narrative of the killing. Across court documents and media coverage, Salamon sheds light on the relation between the speakable and unspeakable in the workings of the transphobic imaginary. Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, the book considers the violences visited upon gender-nonconforming bodies that are surveilled and othered, and the contemporary resonances of the Latisha King killing.

Conceptual Analyses of Curriculum Inquiry Methodologies

Conceptual Analyses of Curriculum Inquiry Methodologies
Author: Watson, Sandy White,Austin, Stacie,Bell, Jeremy
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2021-12-03
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781799888505

Download Conceptual Analyses of Curriculum Inquiry Methodologies Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The field of curriculum inquiry has grown rapidly over the last four decades resulting in many new forms of curriculum inquiry to be used as tools to answer unique curriculum-related research questions. There are few texts available that include concise descriptions and elements of curriculum inquiry methodologies and directed at enabling researchers to wisely choose a form of curriculum inquiry most appropriate for their study. Conceptual Analyses of Curriculum Inquiry Methodologies presents chapters that are each devoted to a particular form of inquiry, with a conceptual analysis of the methodology, its purpose(s), its utilization, structure, and organization, all written by scholars with firsthand experience with the form of inquiry. These experts also take the liberty of citing examples of published studies that have utilized the methodology, share the types of relevant data collection instruments and forms of data produced, and also share research questions that can be answered via their form of inquiry. Covering topics such as quantitative methods of inquiry, glocalization, and educational criticism, this is an essential text for curriculum designers, doctoral students, doctoral researchers, university faculty, professors, researchers, and academicians.

The Queer Art of Failure

The Queer Art of Failure
Author: Judith Halberstam
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011-09-19
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780822350453

Download The Queer Art of Failure Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives - to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that has extensively theorized hegemony but paid little attention to counter-hegemony. Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a means of recovering ways of being and forms of knowledge not legitimized by existing systems and institutions. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way. Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam looks for the unexpected and subversive in popular culture, avant-garde performance, and queer art. She pays particular attention to animated children's films, contending that new forms of animation, especially CGI, have generated narratives filled with unexpected encounters between the childish, the transformative, and the queer. Dismantling contemporary logics of success, Halberstam demonstrates that failure sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world.

What s the Use

What s the Use
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 147800584X

Download What s the Use Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Continuing the work she began in The Promise of Happiness and Willful Subjects by taking up a single word and following its historical, intellectual, and political significance, Sara Ahmed explores how use operates as an organizing concept, technology of control, and tool for diversity work.

Willful Subjects

Willful Subjects
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-28
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822376101

Download Willful Subjects Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In Willful Subjects Sara Ahmed explores willfulness as a charge often made by some against others. One history of will is a history of attempts to eliminate willfulness from the will. Delving into philosophical and literary texts, Ahmed examines the relation between will and willfulness, ill will and good will, and the particular will and general will. Her reflections shed light on how will is embedded in a political and cultural landscape, how it is embodied, and how will and willfulness are socially mediated. Attentive to the wayward, the wandering, and the deviant, Ahmed considers how willfulness is taken up by those who have received its charge. Grounded in feminist, queer, and antiracist politics, her sui generis analysis of the willful subject, the figure who wills wrongly or wills too much, suggests that willfulness might be required to recover from the attempt at its elimination.