This essay is an experiment in what happens when you read Kathleen's Stewart's ideas about affect and agency together with Sara Ahmed's consideration of queer orientations and the willful subject as they are played out in stories of adoption, motherhood, choices, and desire.
Bodies of Thought, Bodies of Water
Stacy Holman Jones is Professor in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University and in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. She specializes in the use of critical qualitative methods, particularly critical autoethnography, and performative writing. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersections of identity, performance, queer theory, feminism, and storytelling. I would like to thank Jonathan Wyatt and Alecia Youngblood Jackson for inviting me to participate in the 2015 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry conference panel that gave this essay its start and for their editorial attention and expertise, and Kathleen Stewart for her thoughtful response. I would also like to thank Anne Harris for her love and inspiration. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stacy Holman Jones; Bodies of Thought, Bodies of Water. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2016; 5 (4): 67–78. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2016.5.4.67
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