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ERIC Number: EJ783606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Passing, Protesting, and the Arts of Resistance: Infiltrating the Ritual Space of Blood Donation
Bennett, Jeffrey A.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v94 n1 p23-43 Feb 2008
This essay critically engages challenges made against the federally mandated deferral policies which prohibit "men who have sex with other men" from donating blood. I argue that "passing" and "protest" are dialogically dependent on one another as two separate but related tactics of resistance. Drawing on interview materials from men who have both "passed" and "protested," the essay explores the implications of this dialogical tension for understanding stranger-relationality, enacting civic identity, and disciplining queer bodies. (Contains 55 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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