After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics (Paperback)James Penney (author)
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The book makes a critical return to Marxism and psychoanalysis, via Freud and Lacan, and conducts a critical examination of queer theory's most famous proponents, including Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. In doing so, Penney insists that the way to implant sexuality in the field of political antagonism is - paradoxically - to abandon the exhausted premise of a politicised sexuality. He argues that by wresting sexuality from the dead end of identity politics, it can be opened up to a universal emancipatory struggle beyond the reach of capitalism's powers of commodification.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 18 mm
'Whether you're convinced or outraged by After Queer Theory, Penney's impressive research demands that you engage with it in the most serious terms' -- Nina Power, University of Roehampton, author of One-Dimensional Woman
'States that queer theory is now at a crucial turning point, when the only option is to undertake a radical and thorough critique of its presuppositions and present state. No other critics have undertaken such a project at the present time' -- Clive Thompson, School of Languages and Literatures, University of Guelph
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