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Prosthetic Performativity: Deleuzian Connections and Queer Corporealities

Margrit Shildrick

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780748634040
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652563 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634040.003.0007
Prosthetic Performativity: Deleuzian Connections and Queer Corporealities

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This chapter explores Gilles Deleuze's theory concerning queer corporealities, addressing the question of what it means to be an embodied subject and analysing the complex issue of sexual subjectivity. It contends that the widespread western uneasiness in acknowledging or even recognising erotic desire is most clearly mobilised where the form of embodiment itself contests the standards of normative corporeality.

Keywords: queer corporealities; Gilles Deleuze; embodied subject; sexual subjectivity; normative corporeality

Chapter.  8278 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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