Mel Y. Chen



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Animacies: Biopolitics, Rac...

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“Many nuances of racism, while in some ways articulated around “race,” are themselves built upon many complex animacy hierarchies (animality being one), each of which can potentially implicate directly the charge of racial abjection without reference to race itself. Though”
Mel Y. Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

“two—queerness and toxicity—have an affinity. They truck with negativity, marginality, and subject-object confusions; they have, arguably, an affective intensity; they challenge heteronormative understandings of intimacy. Both”
Mel Y. Chen, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect



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