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    Decolonial queer knowledges: aesthesis, memory and practice

    Bakshi, S. and Semmalar, G. and Chivalán Carrillo, M. and Rage, R. and Aryakrishnan, R. and Posocco, Silvia and Jivraj, S. and Bakshi, S. (2022) Decolonial queer knowledges: aesthesis, memory and practice. In: Tate, S.A. and Gutiérrez Rodríguez, E. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Race and Gender. Palgrave, pp. 569-590. ISBN 9783030839468.

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    Decolonial queer knowledges enact the practice of visual aesthetics through an embodiment of desire, memory, and non-normative sexualities. Traversing the transnational continuum of queer decolonial aesthesis, this chapter engages with the conceptualization of pluri-knowledges that artists excavate through their memory and familiar archive of language, body, and performance. It attempts to define how decolonial queer knowledges emerge through artistic practices in global-local circulations. The resignification of queerness through the site of invisibilised production of Queer and Trans People from the global South is crucial to fully comprehend the import of decolonial queer knowledges. Centring on specific examples of artists and performers from the global South and its diasporas, this chapter attempts to delineate the queer knowledges analytic that is being articulated in disparate transnational locations as both critique of hegemonic queerness and extension of decolonial politics.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Decolonial, Queer knowledges analytic, Global–local, Resignification, Trans, Aesthetics, Embodiment
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Silvia Posocco
    Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 15:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:05


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