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Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415905192

ISBN-13: 9780415905190

Edition: 1993

Authors: Henry Abelove, Mich�le Aina Barale, David M. Halperin

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The Lesbian and Gay Studies Readeris 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 forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics--this collection provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such prominent scholars as Judith Butler, John D'Emilio, Kobena Mercer, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick,The Lesbian and Gay Studies Readerexplores a multitude of sexual, ethnic, racial, and socio-economicexperiences. Ranging across disciplines including history, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, classics, and philosophy, this anthology traces the inscription of sexual meanings in all forms of cultural expression. Representing the best and most significant English language work in the field,The Lesbian and Gay Studies Readeraddresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children's books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, thehijrasof India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading. In the tradition of Routledge'sCulturalStudiesandUnequal Sisters,TheLesbian and Gay Studies Readermarks a critical moment in the development of the field. It will be essential reading for anyone--gay or straight--interested in the history of sexuality, sexual politics, and gender studies. Contributors:Henry Abelove, Tomas Almaguer, Ana Maria Alonso, Michele Barale, Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, Danae Clark, Douglas Crimp, Teresa de Lauretis, John D'Emilio, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman, Marilyn Frye, Charlotte Furth, Marjorie Garber, Stuart Hall, David Halperin, Phillip Brian Harper, Gloria T. Hull, Maria Teresa Koreck, Audre Lorde, Biddy Martin, Deborah E. McDowell, Kobena Mercer, Richard Meyer, D. A. Miller, Serena Nanda, Esther Newton, Cindy Patton, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Joan W. Scott, Daniel L. Selden, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Barbara Smith, Catharine R. Stimpson, Sasha Torres, Martha Vicinus, Simon Watney, Harriet Whitehead, John J. Winkler, Monique Wittig,and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano.
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List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/19/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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User's Guide
Politics and Representation
Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality
Epistemology of the Closet
Deviance, Politics, and the Media
Some Reflections on Separatism and Power
Homophobia: Why Bring It Up?
One Is Not Born a Woman
Silences: "Hispanics," AIDS, and Sexual Practices
From Nation to Family: Containing African AIDS
Spectacular Logic
Sexual Indifference and Lesbian Representation
Eloquence and Epitaph: Black Nationalism and the Homophobic Impulse in Responses to the Death of Max Robinson
Television/Feminism: HeartBeat and Prime Time Lesbianism
Commodity Lesbianism
The Spectacle of AIDS
Sontag's Urbanity
"Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water..."
Subjectivity, Discipline, Resistance
Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
Chicano Men: A Cartography of Homosexual Identity and Behavior
Lesbian Identity and Autobiographical Difference[s]
Toward a Butch-Femme Aesthetic
Imitation and Gender Insubordination
Spare Parts: The Surgical Construction of Gender
"The Uses of the Erotic"
The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
The Boys in My Bedroom
Looking for Trouble
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Discipline of Photography
Freud, Male Homosexuality, and the Americans
"The Evidence of Experience"
The Evidence of Experience
Is There a History of Sexuality?
"They Wonder to Which Sex I Belong": The Historical Roots of the Modern Lesbian Identity
"Lines She Did Not Dare": Angelina Weld Grimke, Harlem Renaissance Poet
Capitalism and Gay Identity
Collective Identities/Dissident Identities
Androgynous Males and Deficient Females: Biology and Gender Boundaries in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century China
The Bow and the Burden Strap: A New Look at Institutionalized Homosexuality in Native North America
Just One of the Boys: Lesbians in Cherry Grove, 1960-1988
Hijras as Neither Man Nor Woman
Tearooms and Sympathy, or, The Epistemology of the Water Closet
Between the Pages
Double Consciousness in Sappho's Lyrics
De-constructing the Lesbian Body: Cherrie Moraga's Loving in the War Years
When Jack Blinks: Si(gh)ting Gay Desire in Ann Bannon's Beebo Brinker
"It's Not Safe. Not Safe at All": Sexuality in Nella Larsen's Passing
Different Desires: Subjectivity and Transgression in Wilde and Gide
The Somagrams of Gertrude Stein
Suggestions for Further Reading