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1 By: Ronnie Benion Matt Gracia

2 Born in Havanna, Cuba on January 1, 1967 Studied at Sarah Lawrence College Received doctorate in Literature at Duke University under the tutelage of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Currently works in the fields of Performance Studies, Visual Culture, Queer Theory, Cultural Studies, & Critical Studies JOSÉ ESTEBAN MUÑOZ BIO

3 Works: Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999) Cruising Utopia: the Then and There of Queer Futurity (2009) Works Edited: Pop Out: Queer Warhol (1996) with Jennifer Doyle & Jonathan Flatley Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (1997) with Celeste Fraser Delgado MUNOZ WORKS

4 Identification: Associating with a model presented by society of how one should act. Counter-identification: Rejecting the model presented by society of how one should act. MUNOZ THEORY: IDENTIFICATION AND COUNTERIDENTIFICATION

5 Both associating and rejecting the model presented at the same time. DISIDENTIFICATION “Identifying with an object, person, lifestyle, history, political ideology, religious orientation, and so on, means to also simultaneously and partially counteridentifying, as well as only partially identifying with different aspects of the social and psychic worlds.” – Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

6 SEPARATION OF SEX AND RACE SexualityRace Lesbian : WhiteAsian : Straight Lesbian Asian

7 STEREOTYPES Stereotypes are often times the models in which people choosing identity look to follow.

8 Disidentification = Performance PERFORMANCE “I found myself telling my friends beforehand that I was off to Yale to be a lesbian…” – Judith Butler As people with multiple identities, we are always performing. We just pick and choose which aspect we perform at a given moment.

9 Desperately wanting what you can’t have/ what you are not. DESIRE “I was immersed in vanilla. I savored the single flavor, one deliberately not my own.” – Marlon Biggs in Tongues Untied

10 POP CULTURE VS. POLITICS Artists usually hide their political opinions because of the fear of losing their job. Lady Gaga is using her celebrity status to take a political stance.

11 “I was gay and Black. The latter fact was irrevocable: armor, mantle, and wall. Often, when I had the bad taste to bring that fact up in a conversation with other gay-girls who were not black, I would get the feeling I broke some sacred bond of gayness, a bond which I always knew was not sufficient for me.” – Audre Lorde CONNECTION TO LORDE

12 “In a paradoxical sense, once I accepted my position as different from the larger society as well as from any single sub-society – Black or gay – I felt I didn’t have to try so hard. To be accepted.” – Audre Lorde CONNECTION TO LORDE

13 QUESTIONS?


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