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During this exact factor of SAQ, a trendy team of individuals give some thought to the vicissitudes of queer thought when you consider that its inception within the early Nineties. the problem considers what—if anything—lies on the middle of queer reports except its curiosity in sexuality. With essays meant to be extra reflective than scholarly, the authors examine the way forward for queer conception by way of meditating richly on its earlier. no matter if viewing sexuality because the epitome of the social or of the anti-social, the essays shape a sustained meditation on intercourse as a resource of pleasure and hassle, as a topic of significant inquiry, and as a political conundrum.Contributors discover the interdisciplinarity of the sector and its relation to different fields, corresponding to severe race stories, feminism, and lesbian and homosexual stories. numerous essays bear in mind the start of queer thought within the days of the feminist-sex wars and the 1st AIDS-related homosexual male deaths; a few participants evoke the times of the field’s infancy whereas others are happy to include its adulthood. The sheer quantity and breadth of the subjects considered—everything from Hank Williams and the paradoxes of local American sovereignty to the declension of atoms within the writings of Lucretius, from Henry Darger’s “naive” depiction of ladies with male genitals to the event of being unmarried or of falling asleep—reflect the ongoing strength of queer thought a new release after its inception.Contributors Lauren BerlantMichael CobbAnn CvetkovichLee EdelmanRichard Thompson FordCarla FrecceroElizabeth FreemanJonathan GoldbergJanet HalleyNeville HoadJoseph LitvakMichael MoonJos? Esteban Mu?ozJeff NunokawaAndrew ParkerElizabeth A. PovinelliRichard RambussErica RandBethany SchneiderEve Kosofsky SedgwickKate Thomas

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After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory (South Atlantic Quarterly)

During this detailed factor of SAQ, a favorite workforce of members think about the vicissitudes of queer concept considering that its inception within the early Nineties. the problem considers what—if anything—lies on the middle of queer reports except its curiosity in sexuality. With essays meant to be extra reflective than scholarly, the authors think about the way forward for queer idea through meditating richly on its earlier.

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If the fury over marriage and the increasing prestige of the “values votes” can tell us something, surely it is that for the United States, marriage and couples are foundational. In fact, they are the foundation on which society is built—they are society’s life-support systems. From this vantage point, the American individual is not a he or a she but rather a we, not we the people but we the couple (and, ideally, a couple with kids). So here’s where Kipnis and I part ways: she wants to subvert the labor of love by ushering in a radical politics of adultery, with new and exciting (not dead or exhausted) loves perpetually on the horizon.

11 Often, however, this scholarship is less visible within trauma studies because it doesn’t explicitly use the term trauma even as it seeks to record the affective aftermath of racisms grounded in historical events such as slavery. 12 Although all of this scholarship could be used to expand the field of trauma studies, particularly so as to provide a fuller account of racial trauma, it also points the way toward the wide-ranging significance of affect that the Public Feelings project seeks to explore.

I’d like to resist, however, a reliance on sexual desire in my preliminary investigations of loneliness. 5 Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Subjectivity (London: British Film Institute, 2004), 67. Subsequent citations will be given parenthetically by page number. 6 Sedgwick, “Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl,” 129. 7 Laura Kipnis, Against Love: A Polemic (New York: Pantheon, 2003), 26. Subsequent citations will be given parenthetically by page number. 8 See all of Lauren Berlant, The Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Essays on Sex and Citizenship (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997).

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