Abstract

Abstract:

How has the concept of a queer method achieved coherence and popularity online, without becoming synonymous with an ethos of extreme, indiscriminate inclusivity—with a sense that “anything goes,” especially on the Internet and especially under the banner of “queer”? How do digital-networked technologies both manufacture and undermine the intelligibility of specifically queer methods? This essay considers these questions through the close analysis of specific social-networking services and a broad framework for identifying queer media and other inscriptions of queerness online: machine reading, which involves specialty search engines designed to circumvent human interpretation for the sake of discovering the avowedly queer.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 111-130
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-07
Open Access
No
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