Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Performance Studies Perspective: Anatural Birth, Queer Babies and Aunt Jemima

As Ben briefly mentioned in class, it's always interesting to get a perspective on LGBTQ issues from a variety of disciplines, and the discipline of performance studies definitely gives a unique one...

I already posted something from this blog in February, but this performance-centric article is very well done, and the video at the end is definitely an experience. It was a potential text for our midterm in Performance Studies this semester.

Addressed: the nuclear family/reproduction and LGBTQ lives/individuals; corn and origin tales; Aunt Jemima syrup; charges of child molestation against LGBTQ individuals and the dangers they pose to younger generations; queer babies/bodies/futurity; and—everyone's favorite—capitalism!


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