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The trouble with normal : sex, politics, and the ethics of queer life

Author: Michael Warner
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is gay marriage good for gays? Are queer people better off when they see themselves as "normal" Americans? What is lost when gays go mainstream? What, after all, is The Trouble With Normal? Here, Michael Warner, argues that gay marriage and other moves toward normalcy are bad not just for gays but for everyone. In place of the sexual status quo, Warner offers a vision of true sexual autonomy that will forever  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warner, Michael, 1958-
Trouble with normal.
New York : Free Press, 1999
(OCoLC)655442197
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Warner
ISBN: 0684865297 9780684865294 0674004418 9780674004412
OCLC Number: 42072297
Description: ix, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The ethics of sexual shame --
What's wrong with normal? --
Beyond gay marriage --
Zoning out sex --
The politics and shame of HIV prevention.
Responsibility: Michael Warner.
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This work argues that gay marriage and other moves towards "normalcy" will have negative effects for the gay, and wider, community. It offers an alternative to sexual status quo, offering instead a  Read more...

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To the aspiration to conformity and the domination of the 'normal,' Warner opposes a moral argument based upon an ideal of autonomy and liberty, upon the idea that a democratic culture needs to Read more...

 
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