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On sexuality and power [[electronic resource] /] / Alan Sinfield



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Autore: Sinfield Alan Visualizza persona
Titolo: On sexuality and power [[electronic resource] /] / Alan Sinfield Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: New York, : Columbia University Press, c2004
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (188 p.)
Disciplina: 306.76/6
Soggetto topico: Male homosexuality - Psychological aspects
Power (Social sciences)
Sex (Psychology)
Gays in literature
Homosexuality and literature
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-212) and index.
Nota di contenuto: Front matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Taxonomies -- 3. Fantasy -- 4. Power -- 5. Gender -- 6. Age -- 7. Class -- 8. Race -- 9. Fiction -- Notes -- Index -- Back matter
Sommario/riassunto: It is widely supposed that the most suitable partner will be someone very much like oneself; gay fiction and cinema are often organized around this assumption. Nonetheless, power differentials are remarkably persistent-as well as sexy. What are the personal and political implications of this insight? Sinfield argues that hierarchies in interpersonal relations are continuous with the main power differentials of our social and political life (gender, class, age, and race); therefore it is not surprising that they govern our psychic lives. Recent writing enables an exploration of their positive potential, especially in fantasy, as well as their danger. On Sexuality and Power focuses on the writing of the last thirty years, revisiting also Whitman, Wilde, Mann, Forster, and Genet, and reassessing the very idea of a gay canon.
Titolo autorizzato: On sexuality and power  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 0-231-50866-2
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910535885803321
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