para um ano novo…


“With this general understanding of its context, this book revisits certain arguments that have been formative for Marxism or formative for queer theory, arguments we might even call canonical, bringing those arguments together to suggest some of the ways in which they can be read in relation to each other, simultaneously with and against each other. The chapters that follow bring both of these perspectives to bear on a series of historically and nationally specific conjunctures to theorize these conjunctures in their terms, but also, and more importantly, to think through the explanatory capacities as well as the limitations of these same terms. This book understands Marxism and queer theory as forms of critical knowledge, as critical perspectives on social relations that operate from a subordinated situation within those relations. Marxism and queer theory will refer here to ways of knowing the social which are ultimately inseparable from specific histories of collective praxis. This book is primarily concerned with these distinct forms of knowledge themselves, with epistemological categories and presuppositions. It is about what this introduction’s title calls the situations of knowledge, about the determinacy of these categories and presuppositions, their historical embeddedness, as well as their situations relative to other forms of knowledge, the way in which they are defined in relation to what they exclude”
Kevin Floyd começa assim a minha leitura de cabeceira dos últimos tempos: The “Reification of Desire – Toward a Queer Marxism”. Uma leitura apaixonante ainda que polémica quanto baste. Sobre o mesmo tema aconselho a leitura atenta do livro de Cinzia Arruza “Feminismo e Marxismo – Entre Casamentos e Divórcios” em boa hora traduzido e publicado pela APSR.

Hoje é pois tempo de pensar em mais um ano que ai se advinha. 2011 será um ano de crises? Possivelmente será, mas principalmente parece ser um ano de incapacidades na construção de alternativas para a sociedade que vivemos devido a uma incapacidade de diálogo entre projectos emancipatórios, fruto de cristalizações estéreis de modos de pensar.
Por isso o meu maior desejo de 2011 será o de pularmos as nossas cercas ideológicas na busca de um caminho para esse mundo diferente que todos queremos. Por mim é simples: um mundo socialista queer!

(também aqui)

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4 respostas a para um ano novo…

  1. Venancio diz:

    Olha então aproveita essa onda zen e convence ai o louça a querer fazer unidade com o pc e a lutar por ela…de balelas sobre unidades estamos nós fartos…

  2. Paulo Jorge, já tenho, mas preciso de dias mais compridos (com mais horas…) para o começar a ler, so many books, so little time…

    Kevin Floyd – The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (2009)
    Univ Of Minnesota Press 2009, 304 Pages, ISBN: 0816643954 , 0816643962

    «The Reification of Desire» takes two critical perspectives rarely analyzed together -—- formative arguments for Marxism and those that have been the basis for queer theory -—- and productively scrutinizes these ideas both with and against each other to put forth a new theoretical connection between Marxism and queer studies.

    Kevin Floyd brings queer critique to bear on the Marxian categories of reification and totality and considers the dialectic that frames the work of Georg Lukács, Herbert Marcuse, and Fredric Jameson.
    Reading the work of these theorists together with influential queer work by such figures as Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, and alongside reconsiderations of such texts as The Sun Also Rises and Midnight Cowboy, Floyd reformulates these two central categories that have been inseparable from a key strand of Marxist thought and have marked both its explanatory power and its limitations.
    Floyd theorizes a dissociation of sexuality from gender at the beginning of the twentieth century in terms of reification to claim that this dissociation is one aspect of a larger dynamic of social reification enforced by capitalism.
    Developing a queer examination of reification and totality, Kevin Floyd ultimately argues that the insights of queer theory require a fundamental rethinking of both.

    Por uma vez, e para quem estiver curioso e absolutamente teso (no sentido de sem $$$ 🙂 ) pode tentar sempre dar uma vista de olhos nesta página do fakebuuuuukka, (tornei o linkinho não clicável, improvisem…)

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  3. a anarca diz:

    voto para 2011:
    Um mundo + razoável !

    uma ideia 😉
    aproveitar a boleia dos voos para Guantanamo bay, enviando a carrada de trastes que nos maçam com tanta vilanagem …

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