Outside Belongings

Outside Belongings

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 041591583X

ISBN-13: 9780415915830

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Outside Belongings argues against a psychological depth model of identity--one in which individuals possess an intrinsic quality that guarantees authentic belonging. Instead, Probyn proposes a model of identity that takes into account the desires of individuals, and groups of individuals, to belong. The main ideas she considers--"the outside", "the surface",…  See more details below

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Outside Belongings argues against a psychological depth model of identity--one in which individuals possess an intrinsic quality that guarantees authentic belonging. Instead, Probyn proposes a model of identity that takes into account the desires of individuals, and groups of individuals, to belong. The main ideas she considers--"the outside", "the surface", and "belonging"--allow her to articulate, in concrete terms, her precise concerns about sexuality and nationality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915830
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Approximating Belonging1
1On the Surface17
2Becoming-Horse: Transports in Desire37
3"Love in a Cold Climate": Queer Belongings in Quebec63
4Suspended Beginnings: Of Childhood and Nostalgia93
5Disciplinary Desires: The Outside of Queer Feminist Cultural Studies125
Postscript155
Notes157
Bibliography165
Index177

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