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2009 | 4 | 14
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Queer Heterotopias: Homonormativity and the Future of Queerness

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Odmieńcze heterotopie: Heteronormatywność a przyszłość queer
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First, this article draws from Michel Foucault to examine the creation of what is conceptualized here as queer heterotopias. Queer heterotopias are material spaces where radical practices go unregulated. They are sites where actors, whether academics or activists, engage in what we might call a radical politics of subversion, where individuals attempt to dislocate the normative configurations of sex, gender, and sexuality through daily exploration and experimentation with crafting a queer identity. Second, this article, utilizing Gilles Deleuze analyzes the process of becoming queer. The ways in which queerness develops in everyday life must be seen less as a clearly-defined political program and more as a spiritual journey individuals embark on. This article explores the development of queer heterotopias, and the problematic way in which queerness is being made, re-made, and fixed by academics and well-meaning activists who would like to appropriate, qualify, and fix queer subjectivity in order to advance a rights-based political program. The current policing of queerness, by both heteronormative and homonormative logic works against the development of queer heterotopias.
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Na wstępie autorka powołuje się na Michela Foucaulta, aby przyjrzeć się tworzeniu "odmieńczych heterotopii", tak jak rozumiane są one w niniejszym artykule, czyli jako materialne przestrzenie, w których różne radykalne praktyki nie podlegają regulacji. Są to miejsca, w których aktorzy - czy to akademicy, czy aktywiści - uczestniczą w radykalnej polityce subwersji; w których jednostki starają się zdestabilizować normatywne konfiguracje płci biologicznej, płci kulturowej i seksualności poprzez codzienną eksplorację i eksperymentowanie z kształtowaniem odmieńczej tożsamości. Następnie artykuł analizuje proces stawania się queer w nawiązaniu do myśli Gillesa Deleuze'a. Praktykowanie odmieńczości w codziennym życiu powinno mieć mniej wspólnego z jasno określonym programem politycznym, a więcej z duchową podróżą, jaką podejmują jednostki. Artykuł bada tworzenie odmieńczych heterotopii i krytykuje próby definiowania, redefiniowania i stabilizowania odmieńczości podejmowane przez akademików i pełnych dobrych chęci aktywistów, którzy chcieliby zawłaszczyć, sprecyzować i utrwalić odmieńczą podmiotowość na potrzeby politycznego programu skupionego wokół "walki o swoje prawa". Obecne dyscyplinowanie odmieńczości za pomocą logiki hetero- i homonormatywnej nie sprzyja tworzeniu odmieńczych heterotopii.
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