In the space of a decade, lesbians and gays have gone from coming out' to acting up' to outing'. In the process, they have radically redefined the way society views sex, sexuality and gender. But what does it mean to say one is gay? A dyke? A queen? Queer? Are these descriptions of sexual preference' or cries of political protest? The first collection specifically to feature the new theoretical work in lesbian and gay studies, Inside/Out challenges the heterocentric foundations of much recent critical scholarship and current theories of sexual difference. The contributors employ a variety of theoretical approaches (psychoanalysis, deconstruction, semiotics and discourse theories) to investigate representations of sex and sexual difference in literature, film, video, music and photography. Looking at divas, dykes, vampires and queens, these analyses address issues of AIDS, pornography, pedagogy, authorship and activism.
"This is the first anthology to offer full-strength, state-of-the-art lesbian and gay theory in all its immediacy, all its sophistication. Theory' means something new in the hands of these two generations of passionate activist/intellectuals --Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, author of "Epistemology of the Closet."
Series: After the Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 15.19 x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1