“According to the book description on Amazon, Decena defines ‘faggotology’ as ‘the erotic in the divine as found in the disreputable and the excessive’ and ‘foundational to queer black critical and expressive praxis of the future.'”
Isn’t this a word that people are not supposed to use?
Campus Reform reports:
Duke publishes book on ‘Faggotology’
Duke University Press announced on November 22 that they would be publishing “Circuits of the Sacred: A Faggotology in the Black Latinx Caribbean,” a book by Rutgers University women’s and gender studies professor Carlos Ulises Decena.
According to the book description on Amazon, Decena defines “faggotology” as “the erotic in the divine as found in the disreputable and the excessive” and “foundational to queer black critical and expressive praxis of the future.”
A 40 page preview of the work is available online, where the author provides “an introduction” to faggotology.
In the introduction, he describes his book as “a mystical bottoming” and “the work of a black Latinx writer and critic in dialogue with feminist and queer theology, black and Latinx radical critical theories, and Afro-Caribbean anthropology.”
Decena goes on to characterize himself as “the lowlife bitch narrator [who] steers in the direction of an openness that can produce ruptures—rajas that hurt but that might also hurt good, hurt hot enough to make you hard/wet: contradictions as we sit with the tingle, licking the cut or the sphincter that dilates as we press a finger or tongue or as we swallow and hold the shocks and thrusts of expressive puncture.”
The text features extensive graphic evocations of homosexual intercourse and makes liberal use of the word “faggot.”
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