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The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship
     

The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship

by Lauren Berlant, Michele Aina Barale, Jonathan Goldberg, Michael Moon, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
 

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ISBN-10: 0822319241

ISBN-13: 9780822319245

Pub. Date: 04/17/1997

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Berlant focuses on the need to revitalize public life and political agency in the United States in this devastating critique of contemporary discourses of American citizenship.

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Berlant focuses on the need to revitalize public life and political agency in the United States in this devastating critique of contemporary discourses of American citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822319245
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/17/1997
Series:
Series Q
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
834,574
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Intimate Public Sphere 1

1 The Theory of Infantile Citizenship 25

2 Live Sex Acts (Parental Advisory: Explicit Material) 55

3 America, "Fat," the Fetus 83

4 Queer Nationality (written with Elizabeth Freeman) 145

5 The Face of America and the State of Emergency 175

6 The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Notes on Diva Citizenship 221

7 Outtakes from the Citizenship Museum 247

Notes 261

Bibliography 289

Index 303

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