UNRULY VISIONS, the aesthetic practices of queer diaspora

: Gopinath (G.)

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236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durham, 2018


"Gayatri Gopinath’s highly anticipated follow-up to her seminal and pathbreaking book Impossible Desires is a series of four powerful and elegantly written case studies, two of which are updates of previously published essays. She continues her deft exploration of artistic practices, sexuality, and transnational South Asia that began in Impossible Desires, providing links to works examining other diasporas and regions as well as works that may not deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) issues." Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

 “A tremendous advance over the current scholarship analyzing visuality, affect, and South-to-South queer diasporic artistic expression, Unruly Visions charts new cartographies of diasporic connections that provide a fresh orientation to our understanding of settler colonialism, empire, and racialization. Gayatri Gopinath’s book is a singular achievement that will have a profound impact within queer studies, indigenous and diaspora studies, visual studies, and aesthetics.” Nayan Shah, author of Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and the Law in the North American West

Gayatri Gopinath is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.