Freedom in Restriction
The introduction presents the argument that Black queer individuals are injury-bound subjects: they are surrounded by the threat of injury. This focus on injury is an engagement of and movement away from Afro-pessimism, which foregrounds the social and epistemic ubiquity of Black death. The turn to injury emphasizes embodied presence rather than physical absence. The introduction asserts that desire and pleasure represent recurring ways that artists respond to the threats of injury queers face. Attention to how different bodies inhabit space, one way of understanding of the “politics of scale,” is a crucial analytic for making sense of queer experiences of spatialized injury. Desire emerges as a cultural response to such spatial differentiation and is imagined as a way to find freedom in restriction.
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