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Queer Expectations
Queer Expectations (December 2018)
A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman - Author

Childhood beyond Pathology
Childhood beyond Pathology (September 2018)
A Psychoanalytic Study of Development and Diagnosis
Lisa Farley - Author

Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.

Childhood beyond Pathology offers an account of the ways that psychoanalytic concepts can inform ongoing challenges of representing development, belonging, and relationality, with a focus on debates over how children should be treated, what they might know, and who they should become. D...(Read More)
The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era
The Gender Legacy of the Mao Era (August 2018)
Women's Life Stories in Contemporary China
Xin Huang - Author

Shows that the feminist interventions of the Mao era (1949–1976) continue to influence contemporary Chinese women.

This book traces how the legacy of the Maoist gender project is experienced or contested by particular Chinese women, remembered or forgotten in their lives, and highlighted or buried in their narratives. Xin Huang examines four women’s life stories: an urban woman who lived through the Mao era (1949&nd...(Read More)
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-untold story of queer Israeli emigrants. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Berlin, London, a...(Read More)
Because We Are Human
Because We Are Human (June 2018)
Contesting US Support for Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad
Cynthia Burack - Author

Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.

Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people continue to be threatened, attacked, arrested, tortured, and sometimes executed just for being sexual or gender minorities. Since the final months of the Clinton administration, agencies and offi...(Read More)
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
Echoes of a Queer Messianic
Echoes of a Queer Messianic (April 2018)
From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
Richard O. Block - Author

Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.

Queer theory has focused heavily on North American and contemporary contexts, but in this book Richard O. Block helps to expand that reach. Deftly combining the two main currents of recent queer theory, the asocial and the reparative, he reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800, while relating his...(Read More)
Queer Art Camp Superstar
Queer Art Camp Superstar (April 2018)
Decoding the Cinematic Cyberworld of Ryan Trecartin
Ricardo E. Zulueta - Author

The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.

Hailed as “the most consequential artist to have emerged since the nineteen-eighties,” American artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin has received numerous accolades for his kaleidoscopic, multilayered movies and multimedia installa...(Read More)
Failing Desire
Failing Desire (January 2018)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.

Luckily for human diversity, we are perfectly capable of desiring impossible things. Failing Desire explores a particular set of these impossibilities, those connected to humiliation. These include the failure of autonomy in submission, of inward privacy...(Read More)
Unmaking The Making of Americans
Unmaking The Making of Americans (January 2018)
Toward an Aesthetic Ontology
E. L. McCallum - Author

Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.

Arguing that Gertrude Stein’s monumental novel The Making of Americans models a radically aesthetic relation to the world, E. L. McCallum demonstrates how the novel teaches us to read differently, unmaking our habits of reading. Each of the chapters works thro...(Read More)
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