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Inside/out :; lesbian theories, gay theories

Fuss, Diana

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ISBN 10: 0415902371 / ISBN 13: 9780415902373
Published by Routledge, New York, 1991
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White octavo (black spine); vi, 426 p, b&w illus ; 24 cm. Men; Women; Sexuality. || "Imitation and gender insubordination" by Judith Butler -- "Boys will be girls : the politics of gay drag" by Carole-Anne Tyler -- "Who are 'we'? : gay 'identity' as political (e)motion (A theoretical rumination)" by Ed Cohen -- "Seeing things : representation, the scene of surveillance, and the spectacle of gay male sex" by Lee Edelman -- "Anal Rope" by D.A. Miller -- "Female spectator, lesbian specter : The haunting" by Patricia White -- "A parallax view of lesbian authorship" by Judith Mayne -- "Believing in fairies : the author and the homosexual" by Richard Dyer -- "The queen's throat : (homo)sexuality and the art of singing" by Wayne Koestenbaum -- "Below the belt :(un)covering The well of loneliness" by Michèle Aina Barale -- "Rock Hudson's body" by Richard Meyer -- "AIDS in America : postmodern governance, identity, and experience" by Thomas Yingling -- "All the sad young men : AIDS and the work of mourning" by Jeff Nunokawa -- "Undead" by Ellis Hanson -- "Shocking pink praxis : race and gender on the ACT UP frontlines" by Catherine Saalfield and Ray Navarro -- "Visualizing safe sex : when pedagogy and pornography collide" by Cindy Patton -- "School's out" by Simon Watney. Covers slightly bent, faint shelf-wear, else fine. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 79993

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Title: Inside/out :; lesbian theories, gay theories

Publisher: Routledge, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Lesbians and gays have gone from "coming out," to "acting up," to "outing," meanwhile radically redefining society's views on sexuality and gender. The essays in Inside/Out employ a variety of approaches (psychoanalysis, deconstruction, semiotics, and discourse theory) to investigate representations of sex and sexual difference in literature, film, video, music, and photography. Engaging the figures of divas, dykes, vampires and queens, the contributors address issues such as AIDS, pornography, pedagogy, authorship, and activism. Inside/Out shifts the focus from sex to sexual orientation, provoking a reconsideration of the concepts of the sexual and the political.

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Most of the 17 essays presented here were initially delivered in conference paper form at the National Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference or at various professional associations; some were commissioned specifically for this volume. The essays cover "at least a portion of the work currently being done in a variety of mediums (literature, film, video, music, photography) across a spectrum of theoretical approaches (psychoanalysis, deconstruction, semiotics, discourse theory)." For readers unfamiliar with the particularities of each discipline, the jargon-laden, cumbersome texts, extensively footnoted, may be overwhelmingly daunting, no matter how fascinating the topics addressed. For subject collections only.
- James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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