A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

By: Molly McGarry (editor), George E. Haggerty (editor)Paperback

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A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies is the first single volume survey of current discussions taking place in this rapidly developing area of study. * Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the editors gather new essays by an international team of established and emerging scholars * Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality * Engages the future of queer studies by asking what sexuality stands for, what work it does, and how it continues to structure discussions in various academic disciplines as well as contemporary politics

About Author

George E. Haggerty is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. His books include Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form (1989), Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later Eighteenth Century (1998) and Men In Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century (1999). He has also edited Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (1995) and Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia (2000). His latest book is Queer Gothic (2006). Molly McGarry is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. She is co-author (with Fred Wasserman) of Becoming Visible and author of Ghosts of Futures Past (2007).


List of Illustrations ix List of Contributors xi Acknowledgments xvii Introduction 1 Molly McGarry and George E. Haggerty PART I QUEER POLITICS IN THE TIME OF WAR AND SHOPPING OR WHY SEX? WHY NOW? 15 1 Sex, Secularism, and the War on Terrorism : The Role of Sexuality in Multi- Issue Organizing 17 Janet R. Jakobsen 2 Freedom and the Racialization of Intimacy: Lawrence v. Texas and the Emergence of Queer Liberalism 38 David L. Eng 3 No Atheists in the Fox Hole : Toward a Radical Queer Politics in a Post- 9/11 World 60 Sharon P. Holland 4 Queer Love in the Time of War and Shopping 77 Martin F. Manalansan IV 5 Who Needs Civil Liberties? 87 Richard Meyer PART II HISTORIES, GENEALOGIES, AND FUTURITIES 107 6 The Relevance of Race for the Study of Sexuality 109 Roderick A. Ferguson 7 The Present Future of Lesbian Historiography 124 Valerie Traub 8 Deviant Teaching 146 David M. Halperin 9 After Sontag: Future Notes on Camp 168 Ann Pellegrini 10 Queer Spectrality: Haunting the Past 194 Carla Freccero PART III DESIRE FOR GENDER 215 11 The Desire for Gender 217 Robyn Wiegman 12 Methodologies of Trans Resistance 237 Dean Spade 13 The History of Aphallia and the Intersexual Challenge to Sex/Gender 262 Vernon A. Rosario 14 Gesture and Utterance: Fragments from a Butch Femme Archive 282 Juana Maria Rodriguez PART IV QUEER BELONGINGS 293 15 Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory 295 Elizabeth Freeman 16 Forgetting Family: Queer Alternatives to Oedipal Relations 315 Judith Halberstam 17 Between Friends 325 Jennifer Doyle 18 Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Sancharram 341 Gayatri Gopinath 19 The Light That Never Goes Out: Butch Intimacies and Sub- Urban Sociabilities in Lesser Los Angeles 355 Karen Tongson PART V PERFORMING THEORY OR THEORY IN MEDIAS RES 377 20 Serious Innovation : An Interview with Judith Butler 379 Jordana Rosenberg 21 Materiality, Pedagogy, and the Limits of Queer Visibility 389 Amy Villarejo 22 Melos, Telos, and Me: Transpositions of Identity in the Rock Musical 404 James Tobias 23 Promising Complicities: On the Sex, Race, and Globalization Project 430 Miranda Joseph and David Rubin 24 Queerness as Horizon: Utopian Hermeneutics in the Face of Gay Pragmatism 452 Jose Esteban Munoz Index 465

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  • ISBN13: 9781119000853
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781119000853
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 1119000858

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