Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe)

Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe) Author Elizabeth Freeman
ISBN-10 0822348047
ISBN-13 9780822348047
Year 2010-11-29
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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Time Binds is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic Challenging queer theorys recent emphasis on loss and trauma Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature film video and art She examines work by visual artists who emerged in a commodified postfeminist and postgay world Yet they do not fully accept the dissipation of political and critical power implied by the idea that various political and social battles have been won and are now consigned to the past By privileging temporal gaps and narrative detours in their work these artists suggest ways of putting the past into meaningful transformative relation with the present Such queer asynchronies provide opportunities for rethinking historical consciousness in erotic terms thereby countering the methods of traditional and Marxist historiography Central to Freemans argument are the concepts of chrononormativity the use of time to organize individual human bodies toward maximum productivity temporal drag the visceral pull of the past on the supposedly revolutionary present and erotohistoriography the conscious use of the body as a channel for and means of understanding the past Time Binds emphasizes the critique of temporality and history as crucial to queer politics

Time Binds

Time Binds Author Elizabeth Freeman
ISBN-10 9780822348047
Release 2010-11-29
Pages 224

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ISBN-10 9780822380610
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