After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory (Series Q)

After Sex?: On Writing since Queer Theory (Series Q)

By: Andrew Parker (editor), Janet E. Halley (editor), Jose Esteban Munoz (contributor), Lauren Berlant (contributor), Richard Rambuss (contributor), Joseph Litvak (contributor), Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (contributor), Jonathan Goldberg (contributor)Hardback

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Since queer theory originated in the early 1990s, its insights and modes of analysis have been taken up by scholars across the humanities and social sciences. In After Sex? prominent contributors to the development of queer studies offer personal reflections on the field's history, accomplishments, potential, and limitations. They consider the purpose of queer theory and the extent to which it is or is not defined by its engagement with sex and sexuality. For many of the contributors, a broad notion of sexuality is essential to queer thought. At the same time, some of them caution against creating an all-embracing idea of queerness, because it empties the term "queer" of meaning and assumes the universality of ideas developed in the North American academy. Some essays recall the political urgency of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when gay and lesbian activist and queer theory projects converged in response to the AIDS crisis. Other pieces exemplify more recent trends in queer critique, including the turn to affect and the debates surrounding the "antisocial thesis," which associates queerness with the repudiation of heteronormative forms of belonging. Contributors discuss queer theory's engagement with questions of transnationality and globalization, temporality and historical periodization. Meditating on the past and present of queer studies, After Sex? illuminates its future. Contributors. Lauren Berlant, Leo Bersani, Michael Cobb, Ann Cvetkovich, Lee Edelman, Richard Thompson Ford, Carla Freccero, Elizabeth Freeman, Jonathan Goldberg, Janet Halley, Neville Hoad, Joseph Litvak, Heather Love, Michael Lucey, Michael Moon, Jose Esteban Munoz, Jeff Nunokawa, Andrew Parker, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Richard Rambuss, Erica Rand, Bethany Schneider, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Kate Thomas

About Author

Janet Halley is the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard University. She is the author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism and Don't: A Reader's Guide to the Military's Anti-Gay Policy, also published by Duke University Press. Andrew Parker is Professor of English at Amherst College and the editor of Jacques Ranciere's The Philosopher and His Poor, also published by Duke University Press.


Introduction / Janet Halley and Andrew Parker 1 Genealogies of After Queer Times / Carla Freccero 17 Still After / Elizabeth Freeman 27 After Thoughts / Jonathan Goldberg 34 Glad to Be Unhappy / Joseph Litvak 45 Do You Smoke? Or, Is There Life? After Sex? / Michael Moon 55 Post Sex: On Being Too Slow, Too Stupid, Too Soon / Kate Thomas 66 Affects and the (Anti-)Social Starved / Lauren Berlant 79 Shame on You / Leo Bersani 91 Ever After: History, Negativity, and the Social / Lee Edelman 110 Queering Identities What's Queer about Race? / Richard Thompson Ford 121 Queer Theory Addiction / Neville Hoad 130 The Sense of Watching Tony Sleep / Jose Esteban Munoz 142 Oklahobo: Following Craig Womack`s American Indian and Queer Studies / Bethany Schneider 151 Lesbian and Gay after Queer Public Feelings / Ann Cvetkovich 169 Queers This / Heather Love 180 After Male Sex / Richard Rambuss 192 Neither Freud nor Foucault? Lonely / Michael Cobb 207 When? Where? What? / Michael Lucey 221 Queer Theory: Postmortem / Jeff Nunokawa 245 Disturbing Sexuality / Elizabeth A. Povinelli 257 After Sex?! / Erica Rand 270 After After Sex? Melanie Klein and the Difference Affect Makes / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 283 Contibutors 303 Index 307

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  • ISBN13: 9780822348863
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780822348863
  • weight: 699
  • ISBN10: 0822348861

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