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Fear of a Queer Planet Queer Politics and Social Theory

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ISBN-10: 0816623341

ISBN-13: 9780816623341

Edition: 1997

Authors: Michael Warner

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In recent years, lesbians and gay men have developed a new, aggressive style of politics. At the same time, innovative intellectual energies have made queer theory an explosive field of study. In "Fear of a Queer Planet", Michael Warner draws on emerging new queer politics, and shows how queer activists have come to challenge basic assumptions about the social and political world. Existing traditions of theory - Marxism, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, anthropology, legal theory, nationalism, and antinationalism - have too often presupposed a heterosexual society, as the essays in this volume demonstrate. "Fear of a Queer Planet" suggests a new agenda for social theory. It moves beyond…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/21/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Michael Warner is Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. He is the editor of American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King and Fear of a Queer Planet. He also writes for The Nation, The Advocate, The Village Voice, and other periodicals.

Introduction
Sodomy in the New World: Anthropologies Old and New
Unthinking Sex: Marx, Engels, and the Scene of Writing
Freud's Fallen Women: Identification, Desire, and "A Case of Homosexuality in a Woman"
How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay
The Construction of Heterosexuality
Identity and Politics in a "Postmodern" Gay Culture: Some Historic and Conceptual Notes
Tremble, Hetero Swine!
Lesbian Bodies in the Age of (Post)mechanical Reproduction
Queer Nationality
The Black Man's Burden
Eloquence and Epitaph: Black Nationalism and the Homophobic Impulse in Responses to the Death of Max Robinson
"Symbolic" Homosexuality, "False Feminine," and the Problematics of Identity in Quebec
Right On, Girlfriend!
Contributors
Index