Dispute or Disrupt? Desire and Violence in Protests Against the Iraq War

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action

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Title Dispute or Disrupt? Desire and Violence in Protests Against the Iraq War
 
Creator Culp, Andrew C; Department of Comparative Studies The Ohio State University
 
Subject Political Science; Sociology; Cultural Studies
Iraq War; queer activism; desire; trauma; state violence; queering; emotion
 
Description In “Dispute or Disrupt? Desire and Violence in Protests Against the Iraq War,” Andrew Culp suggests ‘queering’ direct action in order to overcome the limits of rhetorical politics. Culp shows how the Bush Administration’s justifications for the Iraq War were incoherent discourses that drew rhetorical opposition into a politics of identification that made them easy to dismiss. An alternative, he claims, are “bodies that mutter” – subjects of desire whose bodily force continues where discourses fail, which he locates in the Code Pink disruption of John McCain’s speech at 2008 Republican National Convention, AIDS crisis-era queer activism, and radical clowning.
 
Publisher Affinities Editorial Board and Publishing Collective
 
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Date 2013-11-21
 
Type Invited Commentary

 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/affinities/index.php/affinities/article/view/84
 
Source Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action; Vol 7, No 1 (2013): Violent Encounters from Social Movements to Terrorism
 
Language en
 
Coverage United States; Canada
twenty-first century activism

 
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