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Mad for Foucault : rethinking the foundations of queer theory

Author: Lynne Huffer
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed.
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Huffer, Lynne, 1960-
Mad for Foucault.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)764166779
Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Huffer
ISBN: 9780231149181 0231149182 9780231149198 0231149190 9780231520515 0231520514
OCLC Number: 318100403
Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface: Why we need Madness --
Introduction: Mad for Foucault --
How we became queer --
First interlude : Nietzsche's dreadful attendant --
Queer moralities --
Second interlude: wet dreams --
Unraveling the queer psyche --
Third interlude: of meteors and madness --
A queer nephew --
Fourth interlude: a shameful lyricism --
A political ethic of Eros --
Postlude: A fool's laughter.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Lynne Huffer.

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Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed.

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[A] provocative and thoughtful book. -- Christopher Roman Foucault Studies

 
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