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Disturbing Attachments : Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History

Author: K Amin
Publisher: Durham, NC [etc.] : Duke University Press, 2017.
Series: Theory Q
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Jean Genet (1910-1986) resonates, perhaps more than any other canonical queer figure from the pre-Stonewall past, with contemporary queer sensibilities attuned to a defiant non-normativity. Not only sexually queer, Genet was also a criminal and a social pariah, a bitter opponent of the police state, and an ally of revolutionary anticolonial movements. In Disturbing Attachments, Kadji Amin challenges the idealization  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Amin
ISBN: 9780822369172 0822369176
OCLC Number: 1055508493
Notes: Bibliogr.: p. 235-248.
Description: xi, 255 p. ; .. cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Attachment Genealogies of Pederastic Modernity 19 2. Light of a Dead Star: The Nostalgic Modernity of Prison Pederasty 45 3. Racial Fetishism, Gay Liberation, and the Temporalities of the Erotic 76 4. Pederastic Kinship 109 5. Enemies of the State: Terrorism, Violence, and the Affective Politics of Transnational Coalition 141 Epilogue. Haunted by the 1990s: Queer Theory's Affective Histories 176 Notes 191 Bibliography 235 Index 249
Series Title: Theory Q
Responsibility: Kadji Amin.

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Kadji Amin challenges the idealization of Jean Genet as a paradigmatic figure within queer studies to illuminate the methodological dilemmas at the heart of queer theory, bringing the genealogy of  Read more...

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