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Title The Lesbian and gay studies reader / edited by Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale, David M. Halperin
Published New York : Routledge, 1993


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Description xxii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents I. Politics and representation. Thinking sex : notes for a radical theory of the politics of sexuality / Gayle S. Rubin Epistemology of the closet / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Deviance, politics and the media / Stuart Hall Some reflections on separatism and power / Marilyn Frye Homophobia : why bring it up? / Barbara Smith One is not born a woman / Monique Wittig Silences : "Hispanics," AIDS, and sexual practices / Ana Maria Alonso and Maria Teresa Koreck From nation to family : containing African AIDS / Cindy Patton -- II. Spectular logic. Sexual indifference and lesbian representation / Teresa de Lauretis Eloquence and epitaph : Black nationalism and the homophobic impulse in responses to the death of Max Robinson / Phillip Brian Harper Television/feminism : Heartbeat and prime time lesbianism / Sasha Torres Commodity lesbianism / Danae Clark The spectacle of AIDS / Simon Watney Sontag's urbanity / D.A. Miller Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... / Daniel L. Selden -- III. Subjectivity, discipline, resistance. Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence / Adrienne Rich Chicano men : a cartography of homosexual identity and behavior / Tomas Almaguer Lesbian identity and autobiographical differences / Biddy Martin Toward a butch-femme aesthetic / Sue-Ellen Case Imitation and gender insubordination / Judith Butler Spare parts : the surgical construction of gender / Marjorie Garber -- IV. "The uses of the erotic". The uses of the erotic : the erotic as power / Audre Lorde The boys in my bedroom / Douglas Crimp Looking for trouble / Kobena Mercer Robert Mapplethorpe and the discipline of photography / Richard Meyer Freud, male homosexuality and the Americans / Henry Abelove -- V. "The evidence of experience". The evidence of experience / Joan W. Scott Is there a history of sexuality? / David M. Halperin "They wonder to which sex I belong" : the historical roots of the modern lesbian identity / Martha Vicinus "Lines she did not dare" : Angelina Weld Grimké, Harlem Renaissance poet / Gloria T. Hull Capitalism and gay identity John D'Emilio -- VI. Collective identities/dissident identities. Androgynous males and deficient females : biology and gender boundaries in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China / Charlotte Furth The bow and the burden strap : a new look at institutionalized homosexuality in native North America / Harriet Whitehead Just on of the boys : lesbians in Cherry Grove, 1960-1988 / Esther Newton Hijras as neither man nor woman / Serena Nanda Tearooms and sympathy, or, The epistemology of the water closet / Lee Edelman -- VII. Between the pages. Double consciousness in Sappho's lyrics John J. Winkler De-constructing the lesbian body : Cherrie Moraga's Loving in the war years / Yvonna Yarbro-Bejarano When Jack blinks : si(gh)ting gay desire in Ann Bannon's Beebo Brinker / Michèle Aina Barale "It's not safe, not safe at all" : sexuality in Nella Larsen's Passing / Deborah E. McDowell Different desires : subjectivity and transgression in Wilde and Gide Jonathan Dollimore ; The somagrams of Gertrude Stein / Catharine R. Stimpson
Summary The lesbian and gay studies reader is the biggest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian/gay studies. Comprising scholarship, criticism, commentary, and political analysis, lesbian/gay studies is one of the fastest growing fields in contemporary thought. Its influence is changing the shape of every branch of learning in the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics--this collection provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such prominent scholars as Judith Butler, John D'Emilio, Kobena Mercer, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The lesbian and gay studies reader explores a multitude of sexual, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic experiences. Ranging across disciplines including history, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, classics, and philosophy, this anthology traces the inscription of sexual meanings in all forms of cultural expression. Representing the best and most significant English language work in the field, The lesbian and gay studies reader addresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children's books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, the hijras of India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading. In the tradition of Routledge's Cultural studies and Unequal sisters, The lesbian and gay studies reader marks a critical moment in the development of the field. It will be essential reading for anyone--gay or straight--interested in the history of sexuality, sexual politics, and gender studies
Analysis Homosexuality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-666)
Notes Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Subject Haworth gay & lesbian studies.
Gay and lesbian studies.
Author Abelove, Henry.
Abelove, Henry.
Barale, Michèle Aina.
Halperin, David M., 1952-
LC no. 93016231
ISBN 0415905184 HB acid-free paper
0415905192 PB acid-free paper
9780415905183 HB acid-free paper
9780415905190 PB acid-free paper