The Estrangement Principle is Powell's Books Staff Favorite

Ariel Goldberg, Author of the Estrangement Principle
The Estrangement Principle is Powell's Books Staff Favorite

The staff at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon selected The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg as a staff favorite! Here's what they had to say about it:

"In eight smart provocative essays writer and artist Goldberg (The Photographer) examines queer art—literary visual and performance based—and questions the value of fraught slippery labels such as queer that are variously deployed and interpreted. Goldberg shows the limits of labels observing that calling art “queer” excludes certain art that shares quite a lot with queer art. They remind readers that identities and communities—the multiplicities of art and humankind—resist being reduced to easy well bounded categories. Goldberg effectively queers readers’ perspective on consuming and producing cultural products reminding them to recursively look at language their contexts and what their purposes may be when they include and exclude: “Labeling art and writing ‘queer’ affirms the power of those who are consistently silenced.” This book is a passport to the bold complex world of queer art literature theory politics and community. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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