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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 617–633.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Tim R. Johnston In this essay I argue that Luce Irigaray's description of sexual difference as “difference itself” is based on a pervasive cissexism that necessitates critical attention. I begin by outlining how placing sexual difference in the temporality of the future anterior saves Irigaray from...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 461–490.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Leah DeVun This essay focuses on “hermaphrodites” to examine how ideas about sexual difference shaped the human-nonhuman distinction in medieval Europe. When constructing a definition of the human, medieval authors repeatedly pointed to a particular kind of sexual difference as a key indicator...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (4): 603–627.
Published: 01 October 2021
... with Pride puts forth a model of longevity that is personally and collectively grounded in black sexual difference and queer of color resistant social practices that trouble public health life expectancy discourses. Drawing on queer of color critique, black sexuality studies, and visual cultural studies...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 April 2020
... they describe negotiating sexual difference, discrimination, and homophobia in their communities. This analysis reflects on the importance of locating antidiscrimination legal mechanisms in local contexts to assess the degree to which such an approach can address institutional and systemic discrimination based...
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GLQ (2014) 20 (4): 439–460.
Published: 01 October 2014
... the buttocks as an imagined locus of racial-sexual difference and which has developed a set of analytics that now predominate in the study of black female sexualities: spectacularity, excess, grotesquerie , and display . “Black Anality” offers a new set of analytics for black feminist work on sexuality...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (4): 525–550.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the biological imperative of straight sex. Some feminist readings of Darwin (such as that of Elizabeth Grosz) find in Darwin a confirmation of the necessity of sexual difference organized around masculinity and femininity—an approach Myra Hird has called the “ontology of heterosexuality...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (4): 569–597.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Lisa Henderson This essay seeks a new language, rooted in the concept of relay, for the politics of queer cultural production and representation. Relay refers to a cultural process of catching and passing on across the divides of sexual difference and capital. To make its operation concrete...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (4): 517–542.
Published: 01 October 2011
... at the heart of queer feminist splits; and (3) it deepens our philosophical understanding of sexual difference and erotic desubjectivation in modernity by elaborating a queer feminist ethics. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Are the Lips a Grave? Lynne Huffer Are the lips a grave? It’s a funny...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 455–475.
Published: 01 June 2020
... an intersectional decolonial approach, this article sheds light on the locus of colonial difference and offers three nuanced infrapolitical narratives of African same-sex intimacies operating at this locus—queering the customary—and this way reimagining African sexuality, thereby offering an epistemic...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (3): 391–418.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to sexuality. Markers such as “woman,” “child,” “man,” “transgender,” and so forth all create the same problematic when juxtaposed with blackness. The terms enclosed in scare quotes are markers of human difference, and blackness as a fungible commodity is excluded from this realm of difference...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 405–422.
Published: 01 June 2011
... differences, Foucault, Davidson, and Halperin as a group illustrate the continuing significance of a difficult, deliberate historiography to the history of sexuality. By way of conclusion, we gauge this significance by contrasting their approaches to that of Richard Sha, whose work on Romantic perversion...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (3): 327–357.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of the world. Zooming out from the metropolitan and national frames that have dominated sexual historiography, this article operates at a different scale and order of magnification to explore forms of sexuality shared in whole and in part across the world. My theorization of the sexual world-system aims...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 439–454.
Published: 01 June 2020
... that is antiheterosexual or sexual practices that defy the norma- tive. Osinubi s definition of queer references the homosexual as a historical figure imagined differently in the African literary public sphere. For example, leading scholars of this figure in African literature, such as Marc Epprecht (2008) and Neville...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2011
... around the drama of (sexual) difference conceived as a binary? In her work on the “lesbian phallus,” Judith Butler has 226 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN and GAY STUDIES pursued the failure of selfsame terms, in reproducing themselves, to sustain their own identity — a failure...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (4): 505–539.
Published: 01 October 2016
... be “restoring” the “Western”-style innocent child through, of all things, the sexualized, racialized “HIV child.” Yet this child-in-peril becomes a threat in a different direction, because of the demands it makes for our response. Feeling thus threatened, we flee from children who, we imagine, are desiring us...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (4): 453–479.
Published: 01 October 2012
... context has the ability to return us to questions of gender identity and difference in the orga- nization of sexual subcultures and communities even as the dominant discourse moves inexorably toward the hetero-­homo binary. In this way, these ethnographic approaches can...
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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 273–296.
Published: 01 April 2019
... have played a central role in the theorization of homosexuality’s transgressive potential, accounts that center homosexuality’s desubjectivizing negativity have often been charged with a failure to attend to questions of racial difference and the limits they pose for an erotics and ethics grounded...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 521–559.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of which “allows people to hint at their sexual orientation, but never in a way that jeopardizes their ability to pass.”88 A key difference in Zanzibar, however, is that men perceived as hanithi do not attempt to “pass” as normative men, and thus they 546 GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (4): 499–555.
Published: 01 October 2003
... of signification never leads her to dismiss the signified humans sliding beneath the chain spelled AIDS. Rereading Sexual Difference Dean’s “Homosexuality and the Problem of Otherness” makes a strong case for developing and laying out a rigorous conception of sexual difference, preliminary to any serious...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Joanne Meyerowitz This article puts Gayle Rubin's 1984 article “Thinking Sex” in dialogue with Earl Lind's 1918 book Autobiography of an Androgyne . Rooted in different historical moments, the two works address distinct debates about the nature, politics, and ethics of sexual and gender variance...