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

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

by Scott Bravmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521599075

ISBN-13: 9780521599078

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

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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:
9780521599078
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Queer Cultural Studies of History: 1. Metanarrative and gay identity; 2. Queer historical subjects; Part II. Reading Past Histories: 3. Re: reading queer history; 4. The lesbian and gay past: it's Greek to whom?; 5. Queer fictions of Stonewall; 6. Re/writing queer histories; Part III. Conclusions: 7. Queer fictions for the future.

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