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No Church in the Wild: Queer Anarchy and the Aesthetics of Chaos

Sep 19, 2013
4:30 PM
Porter Hall 100


Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. In a new book on "The Wild" he turns to anarchist thought to elaborate a queer politics for this particular moment of crisis and renewal. As many thinkers have proposed recently, a turn to anarchy makes sense at this time precisely because people's faith in the state and in a politics of inclusion and assimilation is wearing thin, particularly in leftist circles; and, anti-hegemonic, anti-state and anti-assimilationist positions have been rendered thinkable by Occupy movements and other global expressions of radical dissent. Sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Society.
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