Epistemology of the Closet / Edition 2

Epistemology of the Closet / Edition 2

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by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520254066

ISBN-13: 9780520254060

Pub. Date: 01/17/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers—including Melville, James, Nietzsche

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Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers—including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde—Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254060
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Edition description:
Updated with a New Preface
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
780,822
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Credits     xi
Preface to the 2008 Edition     xiii
Introduction: Axiomatic     1
Epistemology of the Closet     67
Some Binarisms (I): Billy Budd: After the Homosexual     91
Some Binarisms (II): Wilde, Nietzsche, and the Sentimental Relations of the Male Body     131
The Beast in the Closet: James and the Writing of Homosexual Panic     182
Proust and the Spectacle of the Closet     213
Index     253

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