The year in queer: refusal tweets

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    32 Citations (Scopus)


    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
    • LGBTI
    • activism
    • politics
    • music
    • comedy
    • culture


    Dive into the research topics of 'The year in queer: refusal tweets'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this