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dc.contributor.advisorMitchell, Allyson Amy
dc.creatorDe Szegheo-Lang, Naomi Indigo Justine
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-27T16:31:20Z
dc.date.available2018-08-27T16:31:20Z
dc.date.copyright2018-01-22
dc.date.issued2018-08-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/34964
dc.description.abstractTaking a broad and shifting definition of intimacy, this dissertation looks to queer and/or unexpected forms of intimacy that have taken hold of the public imaginary through contemporary popular cultureprofessional cuddling, feminist pornography, interspecies friendships, and object-oriented sexualities. By analyzing representations of these intimate connections that are found in online public cultures and in responsive forms of queer and feminist art, this project offers a way to rethink our approach to intimate knowledge formation, including challenging dominant structures of relation, kinship, and affection. Through grounded sites of intimate encounter, this project suggests that critically valuing unexpected or dissenting moments of affective connection is fundamental in resisting oppressive and restrictive social orders, including intensified neoliberalisms, ongoing colonial and imperial state projects, and renewed heteronormativities and homonormativities. Methodologically, this work blends scholarly writing with personal narrative and practice-based research methods in a proposal of practice-based affective research: a hybrid methodology which accounts for the ongoingness of affect-based research and values the personal sparks that guide ones objects of study. Located at the crossroads of cultural studies, digital humanities, queer theory, and affect theory, this research aims to diversify the scope of what we understand to be intimate knowledge by augmenting marginalized knowledges, re-imagining intimate futures, and broadening possibilities for living lives in resistance to the status quo.
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dc.subjectSocial research
dc.titleQueer Feeling: Affective Bonds, Intimate Possibilities
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineWomens Studies
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2018-08-27T16:31:20Z
dc.subject.keywordsAffect studies
dc.subject.keywordsAffect theory
dc.subject.keywordsAffect-based research
dc.subject.keywordsAffective research
dc.subject.keywordsAnthropocene feminism
dc.subject.keywordsAnthropocentrism
dc.subject.keywordsAutoethnography
dc.subject.keywordsCare work
dc.subject.keywordsCreative nonfiction
dc.subject.keywordsCultural studies
dc.subject.keywordsDigital humanities
dc.subject.keywordsFeminist Porn Awards
dc.subject.keywordsFeminist porn
dc.subject.keywordsFeminist pornography
dc.subject.keywordsFeminist research
dc.subject.keywordsHomonormativity
dc.subject.keywordsHybrid methodology
dc.subject.keywordsInterspecies
dc.subject.keywordsIntimacy
dc.subject.keywordsIntimate citizenship
dc.subject.keywordsIntimate knowledge
dc.subject.keywordsIntimate labor
dc.subject.keywordsIntimate labour
dc.subject.keywordsLifewriting
dc.subject.keywordsNew materialisms
dc.subject.keywordsObject-oriented ontology
dc.subject.keywordsObjectum-sexuality
dc.subject.keywordsOnline public cultures
dc.subject.keywordsPaid dating
dc.subject.keywordsPerformative research
dc.subject.keywordsPersonal narrative
dc.subject.keywordsPopular culture
dc.subject.keywordsPractice-based affective research
dc.subject.keywordsPractice-based research
dc.subject.keywordsProfessional cuddling
dc.subject.keywordsQueer affect as method
dc.subject.keywordsQueer method
dc.subject.keywordsQueer methodology
dc.subject.keywordsQueer theory
dc.subject.keywordsResistance
dc.subject.keywordsSexuality
dc.subject.keywordsSurrogate partnership


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