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- Sullivan, Nikki, 1962-
- Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2003.
vii, 232 p. ; 24 cm.
- Homosexuality -- Philosophy.
Sex -- Philosophy.
- "This new take on Queer Theory explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts. The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how, and why, Queer Theory emerged in the West in the late twentieth century. It goes on to provide a detailed overview of the complex ways in which Queer Theory has been practised. Topics covered include: race, sadomasochism, 'straight' sex, fetishism, community, popular culture, transgender, performativity. Each chapter focuses on an issue or topic, provides a critical analysis of the specific ways in which it has been responded to by critics (including Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Adrienne Rich and Laura Mulvey), and introduces key terms. Each chapter also discusses contemporary cinematic texts." -- Back cover.
- The social construction of same-sex desire: sin, crime, sickness
Assimilation or liberation, sexuality or gender?
Queer: a question of being or a question of doing?
Performance, performativity, parody and politics
Transsexual empires and transgender warriors
Queering straight sex
Community and its discontents
Sadomasochism as resistance?
Fetishism(s) and the politics of perversion
Queering popular culture.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Tom Farinholt and Blair Edlow Memorial Book Fund.
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