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Queer Economic Justice: Desire, Critique, and the Practice of Knowledge
Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy (2015)
  • Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University
Abstract
This essay explores the political dreams we invest in radical sexualities and why we might want to find liberation, specifically economic justice, in radical sexualities. In a time of ongoing neoliberalization of knowledge, where what might appear to be radical sexual difference is all too easily absorbed into multicultural tolerance, I argue that the desire for sex to be liberatory indexes a more social desire for transformation. Taking up the recent turn away from critique in both queer studies and anthropology, I argue that we need critique now more than ever—an immanent critique that implicates both objects and subjects in our shared desire for collective justice.
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Margot Weiss, 2015. “Queer Economic Justice: Desire, Critique, and the Practice of Knowledge,” in Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy, Nikit Dhawan, Antke Engel, Christoph Holzhey, and Volker Woltersdorff, eds. New York: Routledge, pp. 79-95.