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Feminism Meets Queer Theory : Books from Differences - Naomi Schor

Feminism Meets Queer Theory

Books from Differences

By: Naomi Schor (Editor), Elizabeth Weed (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1997
ISBN: 9780253211187
Number Of Pages: 360

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..". innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." -- Lambda Book Report

When feminism meets queer theory, no introductions seem necessary. The two share common political interests -- a concern for women's and gay and lesbian rights -- and many of the same academic and intellectual roots. And yet, they can also seem like strangers, needing mediation, translation, clarification. This volume focuses on the encounters of feminist and queer theories, on the ways in which basic terms such as "male" and "female," "man" and "woman," "black," "white," "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" change meaning as they move from one body of theory to another. Along with essays by Judith Butler, Evelynn Hammonds, Biddy Martin, Kim Michasiw, Carole-Anne Tyler, and Elizabeth Weed, there are interviews: Judith Butler engages Rosi Braidotti and Gayle Rubin in separate revealing discussions. And there are critical exchanges: Rosi Braidotti and Trevor Hope exchange comments on his reading of her work; and Teresa de Lauretis responds to Elizabeth Grosz's review of her recent book.

Against Proper Objectsp. 1
Feminism by Any Other Name. Interviewp. 31
Sexual Traffic. Interviewp. 68
Extraordinary Homosexuals and the Fear of Being Ordinaryp. 109
Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexualityp. 136
Camp, Masculinity, Masqueradep. 157
Melancholic Modernity: The Hom(m)osexual Symptom and the Homosocial Corpsep. 187
Revisiting Male Thanatica. Responsep. 214
The "Returns" of Cartography: Mapping Identity-In(-)Difference. Responsep. 223
Passing: Narcissism, Identity, and Differencep. 227
The More Things Changep. 266
The Labors of Love. Analyzing Perverse Desire: An Interrogation of Teresa de Lauretis's The Practice of Lovep. 292
Habit Changes. Responsep. 315
Notes on Contributorsp. 335
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780253211187
ISBN-10: 0253211182
Series: Books from Differences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 22nd July 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57