Jen Jack Gieseking’s “Mapping Lesbian and Queer Lines of Desire:…

Question Answered step-by-step Jen Jack Gieseking’s “Mapping Lesbian and Queer Lines of Desire:… Jen Jack Gieseking’s “Mapping Lesbian and Queer Lines of Desire: Constellations of Queer Urban Spacereading comprehension first and foremost followed by your reflection/analysis, not opinion devoid of any substantive engagement with the assigned reading. Zero points will be given for writing that does not interact with the assigned readings in a meaningful and specific way. Brief select quotes are required, but please do not simply cut and paste quotes from the readings because then I am grading the authors’s work, and not your work. Constellation defined: “a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. Modern astronomers divide the sky into eighty-eight constellations with defined boundaries.”This is such a lovely piece of writing. I hope you enjoy reading and thinking about it as much as I did. 1. How and why does Gieseking make use of the concept of “constellations” to make sense of the production of queer urban space as a “queer feminist practice of resilience and resistance”? Be specific to the various types of spaces (physical and not) she and her interlocuters describe.2. According to Gieseking and her interlocuters (people sharing their respective “mental maps”), what does it mean to queer a space and why is this a political act?3. According to Gieseking and her interlocuters what is queer time and how does it shape/inform specifically lesbian or queer women and trans and gender non-conforming peoples'(TGNC) spaces?4. What is Gieseking’s definition of a “star” and why is it significant to her argument?5. According to Gieseking, how does the racism that women of color and TGNC people face shape their “mental maps” of queer mobility and spaces compared to others?6. What is the significance of the two terms, “cruising” and “U-Haul”?7. If you drew your own “mental map,” of a particular community or politics that is important to you, what spaces/places would it include? Social Science Political Science POLITICAL SSN 210 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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