Deleuze and Queer Theory

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Chrysanthi Nigianni, Merl Storr
Edinburgh University Press, 2009 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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This exciting collection of work introduces a major shift in debates on sexuality: a shift away from discourse, identity and signification, to a radical new conception of bodily materialism. Moving away from the established path known as queer theory, itsuggests an alternative to Butler's matter/representation binary. It thus dares to askhow to think sexuality and sex outside the discursive and linguistic context that hascome to dominate contemporary research in social sciences and humanities. Deleuze and Queer Theory is a provocative and often militant collection that explores a diverse range of themes including: the revisiting of the term 'queer'; a rethinking of the sex-gender distinction as being implied in Queer Theory; an exploration of queer temporalities; the non/re-reading of the homosexual body/desire and the becoming-queer of the Deleuze/Guattari philosophy. It will be essential reading for anyone interested not just in Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy, but also in the fields of sexuality, gender and feminist theory.

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Contents

Introduction
1
On the Very Possibility of Queer Theory
11
The Queering
24
The Sexed Subject inbetween Deleuze and Butler
37
Every One a Crowd Making Room for the Excluded
54
The Adventures of a Sex
72
Queer Hybridity
92
Deleuzian Connections
115
Unnatural Alliances
134
Schreber and the Penetrated Male
150
The Contagious Kiss of BecomingLesbian
168
Notes on Contributors
183
Copyright

About the author (2009)


Chrysanthi Nigianni is PhD candidate, School of Social Sciences, Media & Cultural Studies at the University of East London.

Merl Storr is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of East London.

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