Abstract

Abstract:

Beatrix von Storch, Frauke Petry, and Alice Weidel manage their queerness as conservative female politicians in a right-wing party by engaging in a form of performative politics I call trans*humiliation. Trans*humiliation mixes gleeful attempts to humiliate with a pedanticism that aims to make sense of the revulsion and confusion produced by visibly queer bodies as well as abstract discussions of gender and sexuality as a spectrum. Despite the politicians' attempts to manage their identities by using anti-genderist strategies and trans*humiliating tactics, their appropriation of a masculine subject position does not protect these politicians from losing their elite positions as the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) becomes more radical.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-5192
Print ISSN
2578-5206
Pages
pp. 138-162
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-30
Open Access
No
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