Ruptures in the heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities

Bronwyn Davies, Marnina Gonick, Kristina Gottschall, Jo Lampert

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This article analyzes a series of stories and artworks that were produced in a collectivebiography workshop. It explores Judith Butler’s concept of the heterosexualmatrix combined with a Deleuzian theoretical framework. The article begins withan overview of Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix and her theorizationson how it might be disrupted. It then suggests how a Deleuzian framework offersother tools for analyzing these ruptures at the micro level of girls’ everyday interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-62
Number of pages17
JournalGirlhood Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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