Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (Gender and Culture)

By Lynne Huffer

Michel Foucault used to be the 1st to embed the roots of human sexuality in self-discipline and biopolitics, for this reason revolutionizing our notion of intercourse and its courting to society, economics, and tradition. but over the last 20 years, students have restricted themselves to the learn of Foucault's History of Sexuality, quantity 1 paying lesser awareness to his both explosive History of Madness. during this prior quantity, Foucault recasts Western rationalism as a venture that either produces and represses sexual deviants, calling out the complicity of recent technological know-how and the exclusionary nature of relations morality. via reclaiming those deft strikes, Lynne Huffer teases out intriguing new strands of Foucauldian suggestion. She then revisits the theorist's moral paintings in gentle of those discoveries, divining an ethics of eros that sees sexuality as a lived adventure we're many times known as directly to have in mind. all through her research, Huffer weaves her personal stories including Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and different archived fabrics with a view to in detail remodel the matter of sexuality as a manufactured from reason.

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Thoughts and Things

By Leo Bersani

Leo Bersani’s profession spans greater than fifty years and extends throughout a large spectrum of fields—including French reports, modernism, realist fiction, psychoanalytic feedback, movie experiences, and queer idea.  Throughout this new choice of essays that levels, curiously and brilliantly, from video clips through Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Godard to fiction by way of Proust and Pierre Bergounioux, Bersani considers several types of connectedness.

Thoughts and Things posits what would seem to be an irreducible hole among our techniques (the human topic) and issues (the world). Bersani departs from his psychoanalytic convictions to take a position at the oneness of being—of our intrinsic connectedness to the opposite that's immediately exterior and inner to us.  He addresses the matter of formulating how one can contemplate the undivided brain, drawing on numerous assets, from Descartes to cosmology, Freud, and Genet and succeeds brilliantly in diagramming new varieties in addition to radical disasters of connectedness. bold, unique, and eloquent, Thoughts and Things will be of curiosity to students in philosophy, movie, literature, and beyond.

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Male Myths and Icons: Masculinity in Popular Culture (Policy)

This booklet reviews a few very important myths of masculinity in a variety of well known genres, together with the western, the horror movie, rock song and pornography. the writer argues that pop culture provides us hugely complicated and ambivalent pictures of fellows. The hero becomes the anti-hero; female and homoerotic fabric leak in; the male is usually proven because the sufferer. awareness is additionally paid to big theoretical matters in gender reports and cultural stories, resembling identity and the relation among topic and textual content.

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Deconstructing Disney

By Eleanor Byrne

Demonising Disney is not anything new. Disney movies have lengthy been synonymous with a undeniable conservative, patriarchal, heterosexual ideology, occupying a centre-stage place on the middle of the evil empire. Deconstructing Disney takes factor with knee-jerk polarities, overturning classical oppositions and recognising that, simply because the Disney ‘text’ has replaced, so too needs to the phrases of severe engagement. This publication is a sharply concentrated deconstruction of the political tradition — and the cultural politics — of the Disney canon within the years because the emergence of the so-called New international Order. Eleanor Byrne and Martin McQuillan provide a severe come across with Disney which alternates among readings of person texts and wider thematic matters corresponding to race, gender and sexuality, the wider context of yank modern tradition, and the worldwide goals and insularity of the final nice superpower. the films mentioned contain The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Pocohontas, Snow White, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Jungle ebook, Hercules and Mulan.

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Innocence and Rapture: The Erotic Child in Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov

By Kevin Ohi

To understand the valuable function of the erotic baby in decadent aesthetics is to understand the queer strength of literary excitement in aestheticism. Such is Kevin Ohi’s declare in Innocence and Rapture, the place special readings of Pater, Wilde, James, and Nabokov distinction the erotic baby of aestheticism with the blameless baby of up to date sexual ideology. the safety of innocence goals, principally, to shield certainties of which means and identification; at stake is much less the health of any baby than an autonomy unruptured via equivocal origination. The disorientations of that means and identification that this present day party panic and punitive enforcement mark for aestheticist writers not anything wanting the rapturous chances of artwork. An attentive examining of aestheticist sort can't yet confront its queerness; aestheticism’s rapture, this e-book argues, harbors an unexamined political capability, which calls into query modern conceptions of early life innocence and the ideologies of sexual normalcy that maintain them.

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Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Queer Ideas/Queer Action)

By J. Jack Halberstam

A roadmap to intercourse and gender for the twenty-first century, utilizing girl Gaga as a logo for a brand new type of feminism

Why are such a lot of ladies unmarried, such a lot of males resisting marriage, and such a lot of gays and lesbians having babies? 
 
In Gaga Feminism: intercourse, Gender, and the top of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam solutions those questions whereas trying to make feel of the tectonic cultural shifts that experience reworked gender and sexual politics within the previous few a long time. This colourful panorama is populated by means of symbols and phenomena as various as pregnant males, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer households. So how will we comprehend the dissonance among those genuine lived reviews and the heteronormative narratives that dominate renowned media? we will be able to include the chaos! With equivalent elements part and wit, Halberstam finds how those symbolic ruptures open a serious area to embody new methods of conceptualizing intercourse, love, and marriage.
 
Using girl Gaga as an emblem for a brand new period, Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop big name symbolizes, to whom and why. the result's a provocative manifesto of artistic mayhem, a roadmap to intercourse and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds woman Gaga as an exemplar of a brand new form of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity.
 
Part instruction manual, half guidebook, and half intercourse manual, Gaga Feminism is the 1st e-book to take heavily the cave in of heterosexuality and locate signposts within the wreckage to a brand new and various method of doing intercourse and gender.

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A Novel

By Nadia Hashimi

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing story of powerlessness, destiny, and the liberty to regulate one's personal destiny that mixes the cultural taste and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can purely sporadically attend tuition, and will infrequently depart the home. Their basically wish lies within the historic customized of bacha posh, which permits younger Rahima to decorate and be taken care of as a boy till she is of marriageable age. As a son, she will be able to attend tuition, visit the industry, and chaperone her older sisters.

But Rahima isn't the first in her kinfolk to undertake this strange customized. A century past, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by means of an endemic, kept herself and outfitted a brand new lifestyles an analogous way.

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the stories of those girls separated through a century who proportion comparable destinies. yet what's going to take place as soon as Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba consistently dwell as a guy? And if Rahima can't adapt to lifestyles as a bride, how will she survive?

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Female Occupations: Women's Employment from 1840-1950 (Local Dialect) (FAMILY HISTORY)

By Margaret Ward

It is a rigorously researched A-Z of women's employment, masking over two hundred years of switch. The entries themselves themselves are in line with an encyclopaedic method, each one packed with curiosity and data, as they chart the progressively evolving prestige of ladies and the activity possibilities open to them. Early occupations thought of socially appropriate integrated dairymaid, fisherwoman, governess, and stone picker. The decline of family carrier and the influence of the 2 international Wars strategy to the fashionable period of entry for ladies to all different types and ranks of employment. those comprise accountants, military officials, and diplomats, in addition to captains of or even major Minister. The Dictionary of girl Occupations is aimed specifically at kin historians, and comprises over three hundred entries. each one has a few rationalization of what the activity entailed, the historic atmosphere, and examples or tales of girls who have been concerned with it.

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