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By Madhavi Menon

Indifference to distinction organizes round Alain Badiou’s recommendation that, within the face of accelerating claims of identitarian specificity, one may think about the politics and perform of being detached to distinction. this type of politics will be according to the superabundance of hope and its lack of ability to settle into id. Madhavi Menon exhibits that if we flip to a different type of universalism—not one who insists we're all assorted yet person who acknowledges we're all comparable in our powerlessness to include desire—then distinction now not turns into the point of interest of our identity.

Instead, we input the worlds of wish. Following up on rules of sameness and distinction that experience lively queer idea, Menon argues that what's so much queer approximately indifference isn't that it supplies us queerness as an id yet that it can switch queerness right into a resistance of ontology. Firmly devoted to the detours of wish, queer universalism evades identity.

This polemical publication demonstrates that queerness is the during which we exertions. Our wants are usually not ours to be owned; they're detached to our differences.

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