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The Lesbian and gay studies reader

Author: Henry Abelove; Michèle Aina Barale; David M Halperin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1993.
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The lesbian and gay studies reader is the biggest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian/gay studies. Comprising scholarship, criticism, commentary, and political analysis, lesbian/gay studies is one of the fastest growing fields in contemporary thought. Its influence is changing the shape of every branch of learning in the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Lesbian and gay studies reader.
New York : Routledge, 1993
Online version:
Lesbian and gay studies reader.
New York : Routledge, 1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Abelove; Michèle Aina Barale; David M Halperin
ISBN: 0415905184 9780415905183 0415905192 9780415905190
OCLC Number: 27430224
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1994.
Description: xxii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Politics and representation. Thinking sex : notes for a radical theory of the politics of sexuality / Gayle S. Rubin ; Epistemology of the closet / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; Deviance, politics and the media / Stuart Hall ; Some reflections on separatism and power / Marilyn Frye ; Homophobia : why bring it up? / Barbara Smith ; One is not born a woman / Monique Wittig ; Silences : "Hispanics," AIDS, and sexual practices / Ana Maria Alonso and Maria Teresa Koreck ; From nation to family : containing African AIDS / Cindy Patton --
II. Spectular logic. Sexual indifference and lesbian representation / Teresa de Lauretis ; Eloquence and epitaph : Black nationalism and the homophobic impulse in responses to the death of Max Robinson / Phillip Brian Harper ; Television/feminism : Heartbeat and prime time lesbianism / Sasha Torres ; Commodity lesbianism / Danae Clark ; The spectacle of AIDS / Simon Watney ; Sontag's urbanity / D.A. Miller ; Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... / Daniel L. Selden --
III. Subjectivity, discipline, resistance. Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence / Adrienne Rich ; Chicano men : a cartography of homosexual identity and behavior / Tomas Almaguer ; Lesbian identity and autobiographical differences / Biddy Martin ; Toward a butch-femme aesthetic / Sue-Ellen Case ; Imitation and gender insubordination / Judith Butler ; Spare parts : the surgical construction of gender / Marjorie Garber --
IV. "The uses of the erotic". The uses of the erotic : the erotic as power / Audre Lorde ; The boys in my bedroom / Douglas Crimp ; Looking for trouble / Kobena Mercer ; Robert Mapplethorpe and the discipline of photography / Richard Meyer ; Freud, male homosexuality and the Americans / Henry Abelove --
V. "The evidence of experience". The evidence of experience / Joan W. Scott ; Is there a history of sexuality? / David M. Halperin ; "They wonder to which sex I belong" : the historical roots of the modern lesbian identity / Martha Vicinus ; "Lines she did not dare" : Angelina Weld Grimké, Harlem Renaissance poet / Gloria T. Hull ; Capitalism and gay identity / John D'Emilio --
VI. Collective identities/dissident identities. Androgynous males and deficient females : biology and gender boundaries in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China / Charlotte Furth ; The bow and the burden strap : a new look at institutionalized homosexuality in native North America / Harriet Whitehead ; Just on of the boys : lesbians in Cherry Grove, 1960-1988 / Esther Newton ; Hijras as neither man nor woman / Serena Nanda ; Tearooms and sympathy, or, The epistemology of the water closet / Lee Edelman --
VII. Between the pages. Double consciousness in Sappho's lyrics / John J. Winkler ; De-constructing the lesbian body : Cherrie Moraga's Loving in the war years / Yvonna Yarbro-Bejarano ; When Jack blinks : si(gh)ting gay desire in Ann Bannon's Beebo Brinker / Michèle Aina Barale ; "It's not safe, not safe at all" : sexuality in Nella Larsen's Passing / Deborah E. McDowell ; Different desires : subjectivity and transgression in Wilde and Gide / Jonathan Dollimore ; The somagrams of Gertrude Stein / Catharine R. Stimpson.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale, David M. Halperin.


Over 40 essays, many already classics, are brought together in this comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian and gay studies.  Read more...
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