The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection (Paperback)Holly Lewis (author)
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The Politics of Everybody examines the production and maintenance of the terms 'man', 'woman', and 'other' within the current political moment; the contradictions of these categories and the prospects of a Marxist approach to praxis for queer bodies. Few thinkers have attempted to reconcile queer and Marxist analysis. Those who have propose the key contested site to be that of desire/sexual expression. This emphasis on desire, Lewis argues, is symptomatic of the neoliberal project and has led to a continued fascination with the politics of identity. By arguing that Marxist analysis is in fact most beneficial to gender politics within the arena of body production, categorization and exclusion Lewis develops a theory of gender and the sexed body that is wedded to the realities of a capitalist political economy.
Boldly calling for a new, materialist queer theory, Lewis defines a politics of liberation that is both intersectional, transnational, and grounded in lived experience.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 138 mm
`Like a breath of air from some enlightened future, this book will invigorate and inspire all readers looking for a fresh alternative to the smugly inward theoreticism of so much contemporary feminism and queer theory, advancing by leaps and bounds a conversation that has struggled to emerge for far too long.'
James Penney, Trent University
`Asks incisive questions about the relationship between the universal and the particular, between sex and gender, and sameness and difference. In so doing she rejects both an economistic reading of macro processes and an individuated reading of relations at the micro level. Ultimately it is a provocative book: for it provokes both thought and action.'
Tithi Bhattacharya, Purdue University
'[A] thought provoking and original text.'
Critical Social Policy
`At a time when Marxist politics is struggling more than
ever against the current, queer Marxist scholarship is enjoying a slight,
startling, heartening resurgence. Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody
is a major contribution to the trend.'
Europe Solidare Sans Frontieres