Genderlessness or postgendered orientations are not the same as genderqueer affect/s, yet Donna Haraway's figure of the cyborg helps imagine what a genderqueer affect might be. Genderqueer experience (including affect) can help us move beyond the limitations of gendered as well as epistemological dualisms. Affect transcends the reductive notions of materiality that return us always to dualistic constructions, including gendered ones. Kathleen Stewart's attention to affect—both experienced as well as embodied, a doing as well as a thing—provides a way into and out of the genderqueer body that is not dependent upon its materiality.
Love Has a Body that Feels Like Heat: (Extra)Ordinary Affects and Genderqueer Love
Anne Harris is Associate Professor and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches and researches in the areas of creativity, performance, and diversity. She is funded by the Australian Research Council (DECRA), and is the series editor of Creativity, Education and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published over 50 articles and 8 books, including her latest: Video as Method (Oxford University Press, 2016). Correspondence to: Anne Harris, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Building 902, 1st Floor, Clyde Road, Berwick, Victoria 3806 Australia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Harris; Love Has a Body that Feels Like Heat: (Extra)Ordinary Affects and Genderqueer Love. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2016; 5 (4): 24–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.4.24
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