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Rethinking Sex Heather Love

Rethinking Sex

Heather Love

Published November 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780822367352
Paperback
221 pages
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This special issue of GLQ celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubins groundbreaking essay, Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality. Credited with inaugurating the contemporary field ofMoreThis special issue of GLQ celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubins groundbreaking essay, Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality. Credited with inaugurating the contemporary field of sexuality studies, Rubins essay calls for an autonomous theory and politics specific to sexuality. Looking at the intellectual and political gains of sexual freedom movements over the past two decades, Rethinking Sex explores the critical and activist afterlife of the controversial 1982 Barnard College Conference on Sexuality, where Rubin originally presented the essay. In her contribution to this special issue, Rubin reflects on her earlier essay and examines developments in pro-sex feminism since the publication of Thinking Sex. Other noted scholars assess the significance of Rubins work for histories of sexuality and for new areas in queer studies, such as transgender studies, disability studies, and transnational studies. In honouring Rubins scholarship, the contributors address the history of sexual theory and politics and the forms that they might take in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Lisa Duggan- Stephen Epstein- Lisa Henderson- Neville Hoad- Sharon Holland- Regina Kunzel- Robert McRuer- Joanne Meyerowitz- Gayle Rubin- Susan Stryker- Carole Vance- Contributors- Jeff Chang- Vivien Goldman- Jennifer Kabat- Mark Katz- Josh Kun- Barbara London- Mac McCaughan- Carlo McCormick- Charlie McGovern- Mark Anthony Neal- Piotr Orlov- Luc Sante- Trevor Schoonmaker- Dave Tompkins