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Black Queer FreedomSpaces of Injury and Paths of Desire$
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GerShun Avilez

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043376

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043376.001.0001

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Movement in Black

Movement in Black

Queer Bodies and the Desire for Spatial Justice

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(p.21) 1. Movement in Black
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Black Queer Freedom
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GerShun Avilez

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043376.003.0002

Black gay and lesbian artists take up the question of spatial justice in their works because they recognize the social insecurity for those who sit at the intersection of racial and sexual minority existence. Spatial justice names the project of describing the ongoing denial of freedom of movement paired with claiming the right of mobility and the right to occupy public space. The chapter uses the poetry of Cheryl Clarke and Pat Parker to establish this idea of spatial justice. These artists, among others, contend with the spatialized inequality that eludes legislative change, specifically, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, through documentary poetic projects. Calls for spatial justice result in art concerned with queer self-making and world-making even in the context of layered conflict.

Keywords:   spatial justice, Cheryl Clarke, Pat Parker, Civil Rights Act of 1964, world-making, documentary poetics

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