Queer Fictions of the Past: History, Culture, and Difference

Queer Fictions of the Past: History, Culture, and Difference

by Scott Bravmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521591015

ISBN-13: 9780521591010

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book to look at how lesbians and gays use history to define themselves as social, cultural, and political subjects. Bravmann shows how historical representations are dynamic conversations between past and present, creating individual and collective meanings. Exploring the theoretical and political ramifications of this project, he considers how…  See more details below

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This is the first book to look at how lesbians and gays use history to define themselves as social, cultural, and political subjects. Bravmann shows how historical representations are dynamic conversations between past and present, creating individual and collective meanings. Exploring the theoretical and political ramifications of this project, he considers how historiography, ancient Greece, the Stonewall riots, and postmodern historical texts inform and reflect race, gender, class, and political differences in queer subjectivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521591010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. IQueer cultural studies of history1
1Metanarrative and gay identity3
2Queer historical subjects15
Pt. IIReading past histories35
3Re: reading queer history37
4The lesbian and gay past: it's Greek to whom?47
5Queer fictions of Stonewall68
6Re/writing queer histories97
Pt. IIIIn/conclusion123
7Queer fictions for the future125
Notes130
Select bibliography151
Index171

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