Hey All! Sorry I am late I ended up closing the store last night and didnt have a chance to post. For my thoughts to the Munoz readings I decided to do a couple of bullet points on questions, thoughts and notes that I had on the reading instead of a summary. I also took a couple of photos of my initial reaction to Munoz's thoughts on identity and disidentification. Munoz Notes.doc
~"solo performance speaks to the reality of being queer at this particular moment"~
When acting out a queer performance, what about the bedroom makes it more alluring? more of a spectacle? more open to critique?
Bowers v Hardwick: A Supreme Court decision made in 1986 that criminalized oral and anal sex between consenting homosexual adults in private. This decision was overturned in 2003 by Lawrence v Texas.
In wanting to become a "truck driving closeted diesel dyke" she reclaims the lesbian stereotype and embraces it thus turning it into something "powerful and seductive".
"public performance of memory"-Everyday lives and experiences are what break the stereotype, even if that means reconstituting it.
What is Disidentification? (Munoz claims it is a survival strategy utilized by those of minority identity to navigate a sphere in which a phobic majority punishes those who do not conform to their politics)
What is identity and why do we cling to it?
If disidentification enables politics, what about identity is political?
How is identity the same/different from stereotypes?