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Title:Sexual Dissidence Augustine to Wilde Freud to Foucault
Price:AUD$29.70 (about USD$19.70)
Item ID:SB00-0108814
Publisher:Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991
Dust Jacket:No
Clarendon Press, 1991, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

660 g.; X, 390 pages, last to pages blank, acknowledgements, bibliography and index. Black-and-white photographic front cover with yellow background and white and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. Inserted loosely is a review slip. "Why is homosexuality socially marginal yet symbolically central? Why, in other words, is it so strangely integral to the very societies which obsessively denounce it, and why is its history -- history rather than human nature -- which has produced this paradoxical position? These are just some of the questions explored in Sexual Dissidence. This wide-ranging study returns to the early modern period in order to focus, question, and development issues of postmodernity, and in the process brilliantly links writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Andre Gide, Oscar Wilde and Jean Genet, and cultural critics as different as Saint Augustine, Fritz Fanon and Michel Foucault. Sexual Dissidence further shows how the literature, histories, and some cultures of sexual and gender dissidence proved remarkably illuminating for current debates in literary theory, psychoanalysis, and cultural materialism. It includes chapters on transgression and its containment, contemporary theories of sexual difference, homophobia, the gay sensibility, transvestite literature in the culture and theatre of Renaissance England, homosexuality, and race." -- from the rear panel blurb. PurchasePrice==0 Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Homosexuality; Psychology; ISBN: 0198112696. ISBN/EAN: 9780198112693. Inventory No: 0108814.
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