Queer Feelings (How does heteronormativity effect comfort?…
heteronormativity effect comfort?
a script that binds the familial with the global
A giving birth not only to new life, but to ways of living that are already recognizable as forms of civilization p. 422
To see heterosexuality as an ideal
that one might or might now follow-
or to be uncomfortable by the
privileges one is given by inhabiting
a heterosexual world-is a less
comforting form of comfort p. 425
as a form of public comfort by allowing bodies to extend into spaces that have already taken their shape. p. 426
Some bodes can "have"
comfort, only as an effect of the world of others, where the work itself is concealed from view p. 426
How are spaces
and bodies shaped through heteronormative scripts?
Bodies take the shape
of that are repeated over time and with force p. 423
Regulative norms function
in a way as "repetitive strain injuries" (RSIs). Through repeating some gestures and not others, or through being orientated in some directions and not others, bodies become contorted; they get twisted into shaped that enable some actin only insofar as they restrict capacity for other kinds of action. text
shapes bodies by the assumption that a body "must" orient itself towards some objects and not others p. 423
involves bodies that leak into worlds; it involves a way of orienting the body towards and away from others, which affects how one can enter different kinds of social spaces p. 423
Queer lives remain
shaped by that which they fail to reproduce p. 428
How does the later
create comfort and discomfort?
These others become sources
of fascination that allow the ideal to be positioned as ideal through their embodiment of the failure of the ideal to be translated into being or action p. 422
The work of repetition involves
the concealment of labour under the sign of nature p. 423
To refuse to be compelled
by the narratives of ideal heterosexuality in one's orientation to others is still affected by those narratives; they work to script one's orientation as a form of disobedience p. 423
The psychic as well
as social costs of loving a body that is supposed to be unloveable for the subject I am, or loving a body that I was "supposed to" repudiate, which may include shame and melancholia p. 423
No matter how "out"
you may be, how (un) comfortably queer you may feel, those moments of interpellation get repeated over time, and can be experienced as a bodily injury p. 424
To follow the rules of
heterosexuality is to be at ease in a world that reflects back the couple form one inhabits as an ideal p. 425
Pain or discomfort that
return one's attention to the surfaces of the body as body p. 425
To be comfortable is to be
so at ease with one's environment that it is hard to distinguish where one's body ends and where the world begins p. 425
One fits, and by fitting, the surfaces of bodies disappear from view
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