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dc.contributor.authorRowe, Desireé D.
dc.contributor.authorChávez, Karma R.
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-24T17:35:03Z
dc.date.available2019-09-24T17:35:03Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-20
dc.description.abstractAccusations of madness have long been hurled at queer and feminist bodies, and typically when people are deemed mad, they are granted little agency.This article attempts to read madness as potentially agentic when it manifests as what we call a “queer performativity of madness.” Using the writing of and rhetoric surrounding Valerie Solanas, the infamous radical feminist known for shooting Andy Warhol, we develop the notion of a queer performativity of madness and show how historical figures like Solanas read against the binary oppositions that often create our understanding of sexuality, reason, and politics. Though madness does not always supply agency, we suggest that rethinking madness offers fruitful resources for feminist and queer theory.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1532708611409544en_US
dc.formatapplication/pdf
dc.format.extent11 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2zya7-rq8n
dc.identifier.citationRowe, D. D., & Chávez, K. R. (2011). Valerie Solanas and the queer performativity of madness. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 11(3), 274–284. doi:10.1177/1532708611409544en_US
dc.identifier.issn1532-7086
dc.identifier.issn1552-356X
dc.identifier.uri10.1177/1532708611409544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/14598
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies;volume 11, issue 3
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectBinary oppositionsen_US
dc.subjectFoucault, Michel, 1926-1984en_US
dc.subjectPolitics of knowingen_US
dc.subjectUnreasonen_US
dc.subjectQueer studiesen_US
dc.titleValerie Solanas and the queer performativity of madnessen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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