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dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Elizabeth 09:00:14
dc.identifierOCN: 1135849581
dc.description.abstractIn Beside You in Time Elizabeth Freeman expands biopolitical and queer theory by outlining a temporal view of the long nineteenth century. Drawing on Foucauldian notions of discipline as a regime that yoked the human body to time, Freeman shows how time became a social and sensory means by which people assembled into groups in ways that resisted disciplinary forces. She tracks temporalized bodies across many entangled regimes—religion, secularity, race, historiography, health, and sexuality—and examines how those bodies act in relation to those regimes. In analyses of the use of rhythmic dance by the Shakers; African American slave narratives; literature by Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, Herman Melville, and others; and how Catholic sacraments conjoined people across historical boundaries, Freeman makes the case for the body as an instrument of what she calls queer hypersociality. As a mode of being in which bodies are connected to others and their histories across and throughout time, queer hypersociality, Freeman contends, provides the means for subjugated bodies to escape disciplinary regimes of time and to create new social worlds.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherSemiotics & Theory
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherGender Studies
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherEthnic Studies/African American Studies
dc.titleBeside You in Time
dc.title.alternativeSense methods and queer sociabilities in the American nineteenth century
oapen.relation.isbn9781478006350; 9781478005049; 9781478005674
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages240, NC
dc.notes2019-11-08 08:57:53, Funded by University of California, Davis: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)

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