Trauma, shame and performance: Towards a new topography of affects in black queer identities
Resumen: Haitian American feminist and lesbian activist MilDred Gerestant has become one of the most acclaimed gender performers who best illustrates the malleability of gender, race and sexuality in the reconstruction of black queer identities. Drawing on interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks like trauma studies, queer theory and affect theory, my contribution analyses MilDred''s gender performances as creative attempts to surpass negative affects often attached to minority identities. By exploring the affect of shame as a productive enactment of transformation and hope, rather than as a source of numbness and suffering, this article aims to offer an alternative epistemological paradigm of feminist feeling and thinking, thus challenging mainstream discourses of identity and affective normalcy.
Idioma: Inglés
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Journal of International Women's Studies 17, 1 (2016), 65-75
ISSN: 1539-8706

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Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.137 - Gender Studies (Q4)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/FFI2012-32719
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Filología Inglesa (Dpto. Filolog.Inglesa y Alema.)

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