The Queer Life of Things: Performance, Affect, and the More-Than-Human

Author:   Anne M. Harris ,  Stacy Holman Jones
Publisher:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498541015


Pages:   158
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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In The Queer Life of Things: Performance, Affect, and the More-Than-Human, Anne M. Harris and Stacy Holman Jones offer readers a series of chapters united in their fascination with the animals, plants, and things with whom we share and compose our lives. Harris and Holman Jones pick up and follow bread-crumb trails of new materialist, posthumanist, affect, performance, and feminist theoretics as they explore contemporary life and world-making. They use queer theory to break open and go beyond reason, searching for ethical and artful ways of sustaining ourselves, our multi-species companions, and our planet.

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Author:   Anne M. Harris ,  Stacy Holman Jones
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 23.10cm
Weight:   0.435kg
ISBN:  

9781498541015


ISBN 10:   1498541011
Pages:   158
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Allness Chapter 1: Affective Objects Chapter 2: Queering the Archive Chapter 3: Queer Object Time Chapter 4: Queer Ecologies Chapter 5: Queering Human-Animal Kinship Conclusion: Becoming-Queer as Liberatory Disorientation

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The Queer Life of Things is provocative, joyful work. Harris and Holman Jones have given us a unique text, putting theory - affect theory, the new materialisms, queer theory, and more - to work through and between stories and performance texts that both delight and challenge. This is a rare book: it makes us laugh, it calls us to write, and it demands we act. Wonderful. -- Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh It takes a while before a new community that initially needs to assert itself can afford to turn to itself for critical analysis, and this book does exactly that in a tender, open, and timely way. This is innovative scholarship that is the first in its kind to `cross-pollinate' the New Materialisms with Queer Theory, Affect Theory and Performance Theory. This book explains, educates and disorients in ways that are equally as productive as they are delicious! Anyone say chicken? -- Fiona Murray, The University of Edinburgh


The Queer Life of Things is provocative, joyful work. Harris and Holman Jones have given us a unique text, putting theory - affect theory, the new materialisms, queer theory, and more - to work through and between stories and performance texts that both delight and challenge. This is a rare book: it makes us laugh, it calls us to write, and it demands we act. Wonderful. -- Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh


Author Information

Anne M. Harris is associate professor and principal research fellow at RMIT University, Australian Research Council future fellow, honorary research fellow at University of Nottingham, and adjunct professor at Monash University. Stacy Holman Jones is professor in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University.

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