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A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

George E. Haggerty (Editor), Molly McGarry (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-68057-5
496 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies is the first single volume survey of current discussions taking place in this rapidly developing area of study.

  • Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the editors gather new essays by an international team of established and emerging scholars
  • Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality
  • Engages the future of queer studies by asking what sexuality stands for, what work it does, and how it continues to structure discussions in various academic disciplines as well as contemporary politics
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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction, by Molly McGarry and George E. Haggerty.

Part I. Queer Politics in the Time of War and Shopping; or: Why Sex? Why Now?.

1. Sex, Secularism, and the "War on Terrorism:" The Role of Sexuality in Multi-Issue Organizing- Janet R. Jakobsen.

2. Freedom and the Racialization of Intimacy: Lawrence v. Texas and the Emergence of Queer Liberalism- David L. Eng.

3. "No Atheists in the Foxhole": Toward a Radical Queer Politics in A Post-9-11 World- Sharon Holland.

4. Queer Love in the Time of War and Shopping- Martin F. Manalansan IV.

5. Who Needs Civil Liberties?- Richard Meyer.

Part II. Histories, Genealogies and Futurities.

6. The Relevance of Race for the Study of Sexuality- Roderick A. Ferguson.

7. The Present Future of Lesbian Historiography- Valerie Traub.

8. Deviant Teaching- David M. Halperin.

9. After Sontag: Future Notes on Camp- Ann Pellegrini.

10. Queer Spectrality: Haunting the Past- Carla Frecerro.

Part III. Desire for Gender.

11. The Desire for Gender- Robyn Wiegman.

12. Beyond Tolerance: Resisting Economic Injustice, Struggling for Gender Self-Determination- Dean Spade.

13. The History of Aphallia and the Intersexual Challenge to Sex/Gender- Vernon Rosario.

14. Gesture and Utterance: Fragments from a Butch Femme Archive- Juana Rodriguez.

Part IV. Queer Belongings.

15. Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory- Elizabeth Freeman.

16. Forgetting Family: Queer Alternatives to Oedipal Relations - Judith Halberstam.

17. Between Friends- Jennifer Doyle.

18. Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Sancharram - Gayatri Gopinath.

19. The Light That Never Goes Out: Butch Intimacies and Sub-urban Sociabilities in "Lesser Los Angeles"- Karen Tongson.

Part V. Performing Theory; or, Theory in medias res.

20. "Serious Innovation:" A Conversation with Judith Butler- Jordana Rosenberg.

21. Materiality, Pedagogy, and Queer Visibility- Amy Villarejo.

22. Melos, Telos, and Me: Deviations of Identity in the Rock Musical- James Tobias.

23. Promising Complicities: On the Sex, Race, and Globalization Project- Miranda Joseph and David Rubin.

24. Queerness as Horizon: Utopian Hermeneutics in the Face of Gay Pragmatism- José Esteban Muñoz

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George E. Haggerty is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. His books include Gothic Fiction/Gothic Form (1989), Unnatural Affections: Women and Fiction in the Later Eighteenth Century (1998) and Men In Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century (1999). He has also edited Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature (1995) and Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia (2000). His latest book is Queer Gothic (2006).

Molly McGarry is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. She is co-author (with Fred Wasserman) of Becoming Visible and author of Ghosts of Futures Past (2007).

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  • The first single volume survey to assess, support, and advance the discussions taking place in this rapidly developing area of study
  • Recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of the field
  • Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality
  • New essays by an international team of established and emerging scholars
  • Engages the future of queer studies by asking what sexuality stands for, what work it does, and how it continues to structure discussions in various academic disciplines as well as contemporary politics
See More
"The Companion's focus on sexuality is of universal relevance and merits serious attention in all academic courses at university level. Recommended with sincere respect." (Reference Reviews, Issue 8 2008)

"Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory, Gay and Lesbian Studies, African American Studies, Gender Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Studies, Sexuality Studies, Transgender Studies, Queer Theory – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies. This anthology collects new work by people who have helped keep identity-inflected “Studies” from settling down. And across its broad scope, it argues for the continuing centrality of sexuality. Its appearance is a big moment: don’t miss it."
–Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

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