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differences (2023) 34 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., Bersani embraces this instability of identification that may ultimately cause the subject to collapse. Gay sex practices provide the occasion for this scene of vertigo, which, in Bersani’s work, opens a space that exists after the fall of the ego and that is often further explored through a turn to art...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Richard Rambuss This essay reflects on Bersani’s sexually explicit, homosexually specific writings about sex from the vantage of sexual positioning, which can itself be thought of as complexly gendered, corporeally and psychically. Whereas gay male sex in the missionary position is the centerpiece...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 91–99.
Published: 01 May 2019
... homosexuality—would mean for thinking sexual justice in the #MeToo moment. Intergenerational sexuality, gay and straight, is indicative of the sheer pervasiveness and normalcy of the entanglement of sex and power across Euro-North America, an entanglement that feminists invested in sexual justice must address...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 175–182.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of modern social legibility. 2 That Maggie works to “remove the Prince from history” reflects her own prehistorical, animalcule nature in Bersani’s reading. It also points to the second, corollary way in which Maggie seems to embody the Bersa-nian account of gay sex, which has to do with her stealthy...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 235–243.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that his prose “made almost palpable [ . . . ] a rhythm of movement toward Foucault (toward the things he talked about in an interview—gay love and gay sex) and away from him (from his desexualizing of the gay threat). It’s a fluctuation, a sort of respiration almost, that’s fast, then slow, changing its...
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differences (2012) 23 (1): 101–130.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., as well as in ostensibly pro-gay claims that homosexuality is not acquired but biologically determined. Invoking Darwin, antigay groups claim that same-sex marriage will lead to human extinction because it does not serve the propagation of the species. However, this insistence on homosexual sterility...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): iii–xviii.
Published: 01 July 1991
...Teresa de Lauretis Copyright © 1991 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 1991 Works Cited Bearchell Chris . “ Why I am a gay liberationist: thoughts on sex, freedom, the family and the state .” Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
... homosexuality. Even as it announces ecstasy, however, the conjunction with suicide speaks to the difficulty of renouncing this world order completely. Throughout the essay, moreover, we see Bersani’s interest in the fantasies of gender and desire that gay sex embodies, even and especially in moments...
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differences (1991) 3 (3): 176–177.
Published: 01 November 1991
... 8/M Fantasy." 3.2: 135-59. de Lauretis, Teresa. Guest editor, 3.2. "Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sex- ualities. An Introduction." 3.2: iii-xviii. Delany, Samuel R. "Street Talk/Straight Talk." 3.2: 21-38. Ferguson, Kathy E., and Kirstie M. McClure. Guest editors, 3.1. "Politics/ Power/Culture...
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differences (2019) 30 (3): 118–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Bersani’s elegant image of gay sex as “the infinitely more seductive and intolerable image of a grown man, legs high in the air, unable to refuse the suicidal ecstasy of being a woman” (18). If only it were that easy, though. Perhaps at some point someone will make me a similar offer that I am similarly...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 34–54.
Published: 01 May 2019
...” 650; Women’s 264 ), a whole lot of gay sex (“Road”), and a whole lot of straight sex (“Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward”; Women’s 129 ) as unequal, therefore wrongful, and possibly rape, these condemnations are fuel for the fire of sex negativity turned sex panic turned...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 May 2023
... for modernism and its self-shattering potential, one shrinks back slightly with bemused interest. Is a trip to the Rothko Chapel like gay sex? In taking up the challenge to escape modern dualism (Stengers), one could do worse than to respond to the provocation offered by Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 1–26.
Published: 01 July 1994
... existing sub-departments of history" (xv). Applauding the feminist effort to make gender into "a central category of analysis," the editors seek to make the same kind ofclaim for the objects ofresearch proper to lesbian and gay studies: "Lesbian/gay studies does for sex and sexuality approximately what...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 62–99.
Published: 01 July 1994
...) distressing. GR: To say the least. And then there were other issues that came up. Around 1977-78, there was a repression, to use an old fashioned term, going on in Michigan, directed against gay male public sex. All of a sudden men were being arrested in a much more aggressive way for sex in parks and tea...
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differences (2018) 29 (2): 196–203.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in secret and under a cover of shame or as a secondary status, to one that initiates a public openness about who members of these identity groups are as African American people who also have or desire same-sex partners. It has provided a means for lesbians and gay men to have a voice around multiple...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 55–74.
Published: 01 July 1991
... political gay and lesbian movement, and prior to an organized opposition to the homophobia within the medical profession. Therefore, it can be read as an antecedent to our overtly political emergence because it features "sex variant" subjects engaging in conflict over the medicalization of homosexuality...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 1997
... experience of attraction to a person of the same sex nor the experience of homophobia mean that the category of "homosexual" is coherent. This observation has, in fact, been part of the reason for the invention of queer studies. The move by some scholars to either reconceptualize lesbian and gay studies...
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differences (1991) 3 (2): 112–134.
Published: 01 July 1991
... . Cohen Ed . “ Legislating the Norm: From Sodomy to Gross Indecency .” Displacing Homophobia: Gay Male Perspectives on Literature and Culture . Ed. Butters Ronald R. , Clum John M. , and Moon Michael . Durham : Duke UP , 1989 . 169 - 206 . Cooper Dennis . “ Sex Writing...
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differences (2015) 26 (1): 26–47.
Published: 01 May 2015
... was that it cleared a space for progressive and contestatory thinking about sex (most publicly, in the sense of sex/sexuality, but in a persistent, under-the-radar way also in the sense of sex/gender) beyond the normative and universalizing models of identity traditionally operational in feminist and lesbian/gay...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 249–273.
Published: 01 July 1994
... but an unexpected critical space from which to read differently. And just as Rubin's early disengaging of gender and sex generated countless readings for feminism, so has Sedgwick's already made its mark on "queer"-or to use Sedgwick's language, "antihomophobic" or "gay affirmative"- work.1 Such critical spaces...