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)Paperback

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In this special issue of SAQ, a prominent group of contributors consider the vicissitudes of queer theory since its inception in the early 1990s. The issue considers what-if anything-lies at the heart of queer studies other than its interest in sexuality. With essays intended to be more reflective than scholarly, the authors contemplate the future of queer theory by meditating richly on its past. Whether viewing sexuality as the epitome of the social or of the anti-social, the essays form a sustained meditation on sex as a source of delight and trouble, as a subject of serious inquiry, and as a political conundrum. Contributors explore the interdisciplinarity of the field and its relation to other fields, such as critical race studies, feminism, and lesbian and gay studies. Several essays recall the birth of queer theory in the days of the feminist-sex wars and the first AIDS-related gay male deaths; some contributors evoke the days of the field's infancy while others are pleased to embrace its maturity. The sheer number and breadth of the topics considered-everything from Hank Williams and the paradoxes of Native American sovereignty to the declension of atoms in the writings of Lucretius, from Henry Darger's "naive" depiction of girls with male genitals to the experience of being single or of falling asleep-reflect the continuing power of queer theory a generation after its inception. Contributors Lauren Berlant Michael Cobb Ann Cvetkovich Lee Edelman Richard Thompson Ford Carla Freccero Elizabeth Freeman Jonathan Goldberg Janet Halley Neville Hoad Joseph Litvak Michael Moon Jose Esteban Munoz Jeff Nunokawa Andrew Parker Elizabeth A. Povinelli Richard Rambuss Erica Rand Bethany Schneider Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Kate Thomas

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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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  • publication date: 18/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780822349099
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780822349099
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0822349094

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