“What Lips These Lips Have Kissed”: Refiguring the Politics of Queer Public Kissing

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Abstract:

In this essay, we argue that man-on-man kissing, and its representations, have been insufficiently mobilized within apolitical, incremental, and assimilationist pro-gay logics of visibility. In response, we call for a perspective that understands man-on-man kissing as a political imperative and kairotic. After a critical analysis of man-on-man kissing's relation to such politics, we discuss how it can be utilized as a juggernaut in a broader project of queer world making, and investigate ideological, political, and economic barriers to the creation of this queer kissing “visual mass.” We conclude with relevant implications regarding same-sex kissing and the politics of visible pleasure.

Keywords: Gay Representation; Public Sex; Queer Politics; Same-Sex Kissing

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14791420500505585

Publication date: March 1, 2006

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