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The Queer Turn in Feminism
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The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Anne Emmanuelle Berger

Abstract

More than any area of late-twentieth-century thinking, gender theory has been to a large extent a Franco-American invention. While tracing the development of gender and queer theories in the United States in ways that draw new epistemological connections and open paths for thought, this book looks back at the intellectual and cultural history of the Franco-American dialogue, or sometimes disputes, in this area. Focusing on the complex relations between gender theory and politics on the one hand, and queer theory and politics on the other, it reflects on the stakes of what the author calls the ... More

Keywords: gender theory, queer theory, feminism, queer turn, intellectual history, cultural history, France, United States, Europe, Franco-American axis, translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823253852
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Emmanuelle Berger, author
Universite Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis