The year in queer

refusal tweets

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The status quo can use social pressure to gain the conforming erasure of minority groups. Refusing to relieve this tension—not conforming to normalising pressure—defies their expectations. A refusal constitutes practices primarising strength in affirmation of self, or a group’s representation, despite normalising pressure. Refusing to comply with normalising pressure thus complicates power dynamics and bully/victim binaries in useful ways. This article offers Queer analysis of refusals to relieve tension in 2018. It is organised by Tweets linked to notable refusals in each month of the year.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBent street 2
Subtitle of host publicationAustralian LGBTIQA + arts, writing & ideas
EditorsTiffany Jones
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherClouds of Magellan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780648460411
ISBN (Print)9780648460404
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameBent street


  • queer
  • theory
  • analysis
  • social media
  • activism
  • politics
  • music
  • comedy
  • culture

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    Jones, T. (2019). The year in queer: refusal tweets. In T. Jones (Ed.), Bent street 2: Australian LGBTIQA + arts, writing & ideas (Vol. 2, pp. 158-173). (Bent street; No. 2). Melbourne: Clouds of Magellan.