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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huffer, Lynne, 1960-
Mad for Foucault.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009012554
Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Christa Bürger; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Huffer
ISBN: 0231520514 9780231520515 9781283149693 1283149699
OCLC Number: 742516594
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 344 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.

Abstract:

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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