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Queer Praxis

Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking

Edited By Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim

Amidst rapid advances of mainstream gay and lesbian platforms, questions of essential sexual identities, queered rituals of family, queered notions of intimacy, queer considerations of time, and the possibility and value of queered systems of relation are largely absent. Resisting the public face of a normative and homogenous gay and lesbian community, and embracing a broadened conception of queerness, this book brings together 29 writers – a diverse community of scholars, lovers, and activists – to explore queer theory and embodied experiences within interpersonal relations and society at large. Enacting a critical intervention into the queer theoretical landscape, the book offers an alternative engagement where contributors centralize lived experience. Theoretical engagements are generated in relation and in dialogue with one another exploring collectivity, multiple points of entrance, and the living nature of critical theory. Readers gain familiarity with key concepts in queer thought, but also observe how these ideas can be navigated and negotiated in the social world. Queer Praxis serves as a model for queer relationality, enlisting transnational feminist, critical communication, and performance studies approaches to build dialogue across and through differing subjectivities.
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3. Brown Fingers Ran Down

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ROBERT GUTIERREZ-PEREZ

It started with class how we connected not at first later deeper we finally confessed hungry making choices without consequences

Our bodies knew so we listened thinking slow like clocks backwards ticking down foreign numbers counting tocks cloudy metronome beats without hesitation

brown fingers ran down ← 41 | 42 → So I agreed to dance on tables flip my hair work my class show my ass claim my truth for what?

Walls still rise blocking my presence glowing innards erupt wispy angry ribbons you collected in a knot a white tie a couple rings a kiss

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