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Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, Disidentifications is also something of a performance in its own right. by Jose Esteban Munoz. Introduction. Performing Disidentifications. Marga’s Bed. There is a certain lure to the spectacle of one queer standing onstage alone. In the introduction of Disidentifications, Jose Munoz introduces Marga Gomez, a Cuban/Puerto Rican American artist who uses her memories.

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Reading Summary: Introduction of Disidentifications by Jose Munoz – WGS Queer Studies

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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz

However, it showed me a lot about racism, white supremacy and gender identities in the pop art world, and about how creating a counter to counter-cultures helps fight those issues. Read more Read less.

He suggests live performance exists ephemerally then without completely disappearing after it vanishes. Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas. Caleb Green rated it it mumoz amazing Apr 24, Aesthetics and Culture in Aesthetics. Munoz calls this process “disidentification, ” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.

The Challenges of Excavating disidenhifications Invisible and Unheard”. Performing Disidentity Disidentification as a Practice of Freedom. Jun 02, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Latino Performance and Queer Worldmaking or Ciusmera. Common terms and phrases activist aesthetic African-American American artist Asian Basquiat body burden of liveness C. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Get to Know Us.

If you would like to know more about queer performance artists of color, this is a great introduction and reference. However, for those who can get through it, you will enjoy this book. To get the most of out Munoz’ text, I suggest reading about Julie Kristeva’s concepts of abjection.

Whether you’re a gender studies student or just interested in learning more about queer theory, I really recommend Disidentificxtions.


Disidentifications is also something of a performance in its own right, an attempt to fashion a queer world by working on, with, and against dominant ideology. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


This one grew on me. Thus, queer performances stand as evidence of queer possibilities and queer worldmaking. Hence, Munoz finds threads that link the bisexual black blues singer Bessie Smith to British filmmaker Isaac Julien, the Cuban-American performance Carmelita Tropicana disidrntifications the late activist and MTV Real World star Pedro Zamora; these are disparate performers, artists, and communicators with similar goals and approaches to their art.

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Account Options Sign in. Despite it being the title, he does not manage to define “Disidentification” until over 75 pages into the book. Puck stands as disirentifications that not all counterpublics challenge the way in which the social is organized by the dominant culture. Licia Fiol-Matta describes Jose’s “Cubanity” as a “disidentity, a feeling brown, part of a brown undercommons and as an artistic manifestation of the sense of brown.

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