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On Sexuality and Power

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ISBN-10: 0231134096

ISBN-13: 9780231134095

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alan Sinfield

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It is widely supposed that the most suitable partner will be someone very much like oneself; gay fiction and cinema are often organized around this assumption. Nonetheless, power differentials are remarkably persistent -- as well as sexy. What are the personal and political implications of this insight? Sinfield argues that hierarchies in interpersonal relations are continuous with the main power differentials of our social and political life (gender, class, age, and race); therefore it is not surprising that they govern our psychic lives. Recent writing enables an exploration of their positive potential, especially in fantasy, as well as their danger. On Sexuality and Power focuses on…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Alan Sinfield teaches in the English Department at Sussex University. He is the author of Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Centuryand The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde, and the Queer Moment,among other books. He lives in Brighton, UK.

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