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Feminism Meets Queer Theory

ISBN-10: 0253211182

ISBN-13: 9780253211187

Edition: 1997

Authors: Elizabeth Weed, Naomi Schor

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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 ReportWhen 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.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, Undoing Gender, and Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?Elizabeth Weed is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and Director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. She is editor of Coming to Terms: Feminism/Theory/Politics and editor (with Naomi Schor) of Feminism Meets Queer Theory (IUP, 1997) and The Essential Difference (IUP, 1994).

Introduction
Against Proper Objects
Feminism by Any Other Name. Interview
Sexual Traffic. Interview
Extraordinary Homosexuals and the Fear of Being Ordinary
Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality
Camp, Masculinity, Masquerade
Melancholic Modernity: The Hom(m)osexual Symptom and the Homosocial Corpse
Revisiting Male Thanatica. Response
The "Returns" of Cartography: Mapping Identity-In(-)Difference. Response
Passing: Narcissism, Identity, and Difference
The More Things Change
The Labors of Love. Analyzing Perverse Desire: An Interrogation of Teresa de Lauretis's The Practice of Love
Habit Changes. Response
Notes on Contributors
Index