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After Difference : Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory - Paolo Heywood

After Difference

Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory

Hardcover Published: 21st March 2018
ISBN: 9781785337864
Number Of Pages: 212

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Queer activism and anthropology are both fundamentally concerned with the concept of difference. Yet they are so in fundamentally different ways. The Italian queer activist groups in this book value difference as something that must be produced, in opposition to the identity politics they find around them. Conversely, anthropologists have often been concerned with collapsing differences, in particular with collapsing the difference between anthropological theory and the ethnographic material it elucidates. This book describes problems faced by an activist `politics of difference', and issues concerning the identity of anthropological reflection itself - connecting these two conceptions of difference whilst simultaneously holding them apart.

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"Genuinely remarkable... There's almost nothing quite this lucidly philosophical, conceptually and politically provocative, and deeply ethnographic in recent work... An intellectual treat with few competitors." * Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. Equivocal locations: being 'red' in ';Red Bologna'Chapter 2. The anthropology of (double) moralityChapter 3. Agreeing to disagree: dialogues with the ChurchChapter 4. Different differences: queer activism and the 2012 Italian National PrideChapter 5. Why will recursivity run out of steam?Chapter 6. Making differenceConclusionReferences

ISBN: 9781785337864
ISBN-10: 1785337866
Series: Wyse Series in Social Anthropology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 21st March 2018
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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