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dc.contributor.advisorGorman, Carma
dc.creatorCline, Jesse Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-01T17:46:53Z
dc.date.available2016-11-01T17:46:53Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2Z892H9T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43579
dc.description.abstractHistorically, the design profession in the US has been beholden to the capitalist free market; most projects are commissioned by clients, who are in turn motivated by capitalistic goals. In order to gain greater visibility and rights in the public sphere in the US, many LGBTQ+ people have chosen to follow a heteronormative social model, in particular by embracing the institution of gay marriage (rather than by making the more radical move of challenging the utility of the institution of marriage for queers and straights). Marketers have pounced on the opportunity to sell products to this new, socially unthreatening homonormative demographic, which, like heteronormative groups, has tended to express citizenship through consumerism. As a form of what Kalle Lasn calls culture-jamming, I have made a series of subversive artifacts and communication devices that resist hetero- and homonormativity and articulate a radical queer politics of design and anti-consumerist citizenship. My works are informed by radical queer theory and non-normative, queerly-inspired content, methodologies, and aesthetics; the sex toys, in particular, are polemical objects intended to challenge and disrupt the homonormative consumer culture fostered by the twenty-first century’s neoliberal economic environment.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectVisual design
dc.subjectQueer
dc.subjectSubversion
dc.subjectCulture jamming
dc.subjectHomonormativity
dc.subjectHeteronormativity
dc.subjectLGBTQ
dc.titleResisting heteronormative neoliberal capitalism : motivations of a queer designer
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2016-11-01T17:46:53Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPark, Jiwon
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNault, Curran
dc.description.departmentDesign
thesis.degree.departmentDesign
thesis.degree.disciplineDesign
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts
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