J. Jack Halberstam





J. Jack Halberstam

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December 15, 1961

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Judith "Jack" Halberstam is a Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California.


Average rating: 3.89 · 3,438 ratings · 222 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Female Masculinity
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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In a Queer Time and Place: ...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 644 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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The Queer Art of Failure
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender,...
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Skin Shows: Gothic Horror a...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Posthuman Bodies
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Rethinking Commodification:...
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The Drag King Book
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1999
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Impossible Desires: Queer D...
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The Undercommons: Fugitive ...
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“Being taken seriously means missing out on the chance to be frivolous, promiscuous, and irrelevant. The desire to be taken seriously is precisely what compels people to follow the tried and true paths of knowledge production around which I would like to map a few detours.”
J. Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

“To begin an ethnographic project with a goal, with an object of research and a set of presumptions, is already to stymie the process of discovery; it blocks one's ability to learn something new that exceed the frameworks with which one enters.”
J. Jack Halberstam

“This is a story of art without markets, drama without a script, narrative without progress. The queer art of failure turns on the impossible, the improbable, the unlikely, and the unremarkable. It quietly loses, and in losing it imagines other goals for life, for love, for art, and for being.”
J. Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

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