Epistemology of the Closet

University of California Press, 17 jan. 2008 - 280 pagina's
Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers--including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde--Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.

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It was a challenging book but a very interesting and intelectually provoking book. Volledige review lezen

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Epistemology of the Closet
Some Binarisms I Billy Budd After the Homosexual
Some Binarisms II Wilde Nietzsche and the Sentimental Relations of the Male Body
The Beast in the Closet James and the Writing of Homosexual Panic
Proust and the Spectacle of the Closet

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (May 2, 1950 - April 12, 2009)nbsp;was a poet, artist, literary critic and teacher. She is perhaps best known as one of the originators of Queer Theory. Her work and her example continue to have a significant effect in shaping the lives and thought of many people.

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