Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories (Google eBook)

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Diana Fuss
Routledge, Apr 15, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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Lesbians and gays have gone from "coming out," to "acting up," to "outing," meanwhile radically redefining society's views on sexuality and gender. The essays in Inside/Out employ a variety of approaches (psychoanalysis, deconstruction, semiotics, and discourse theory) to investigate representations of sex and sexual difference in literature, film, video, music, and photography. Engaging the figures of divas, dykes, vampires and queens, the contributors address issues such as AIDS, pornography, pedagogy, authorship, and activism. Inside/Out shifts the focus from sex to sexual orientation, provoking a reconsideration of the concepts of the sexual and the political.
  

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Most of the 17 essays presented here were initially delivered in conference paper form at the National Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference or at various professional associations; some were ... Read full review

Contents

InsideOut
1
Performing Identities
12
Specters Spectators Authors
117
BodyParts
204
AIDS Allegory Activism
289
Teaching In
370
Source Bibliography
405
List of Contributors
424
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Fuss is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University.

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