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Architecture as a Practice of Biopolitical Disobedience

August 30, 2012

The large-scale transformation affecting the production of life in capitalism is also transforming the topography of oppression and the conditions in which fight and resistance are possible. A process of deconstructing technologies of gender and sexual production and normalization, which contemporary feminist thinker Judith Butler has called “undoing gender,” is already taking place.

The feminist, homosexual, and transsexual movements of the 1960s and ’70s could be understood as a collective revolt against the biopolitical disciplinary techniques of production of sexual difference and sexuality that were developed in the 19th century, together with industrial capitalism and colonialism. Likewise, contemporary gender-queer, transgender, and crip micropolitical movements could be read as examples of a larger critique of the pharmacopornographic techniques of production of the body and subjectivity, and their strategic alliance with the disciplinary regime.

Text by Beatriz Preciado. Continue via Anyone Corporation. Continue HERE
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