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On Possibility

reblogging this because I’m curious to see what others think about this offering…


It was done from a desire to live, to make life possible, and to rethink the possible as such.
– Judith Butler, Gender Trouble

I keep re-learning queer theory. More precisely, I keep learning from Judith Butler. I came to queer theory seeking a method through which to live. It offered one of the few spaces that something named as “me” could be, lost in wonder, amazed by the possibilities, the infinities of thinking beyond what was around me. Abstraction opens spaces, creates new worlds that can be thought and inhabited. I have stayed with queer theory because the “not yet” of the “could be” anchors a way of “being here.” (This impulse drives José Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia.)

What might it mean to think about possibility? What is possibility between and across lifeworlds?

Despite my best efforts—and perhaps because of them—the lifeworlds I imagine tend to be off-balanced, away…

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