Tendencies

Tendencies

by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822314215

ISBN-13: 9780822314219

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing.
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Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing.
The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314219
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Series Q
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
923,299
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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