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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the concept of “stranger anxiety” to underscore the legal and bureaucratic work necessary to constitute heterosexual marriage as the basis for citizenship inclusion. Working from these two cases, the article analyzes how the Taiwanese government produces an equivalence between heterosexual unions...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., Gayatri. n.d. Homo-economics: Misreading lesbians in a transnational frame . Halley, Janet. 1993 . The construction of heterosexuality. In Fear of a queer planet: Queer politics and social theory , edited by Michael Warner. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ———. 1995 . The politics...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 255–276.
Published: 01 May 2005
... the Nations, 521. 262 blind love” that is a necessary component for a democracy.30 This gesture toward Queering The Souls of democracy is consistent with the “Jefferson Davis” speech; however, Berman Black Folk overreaches when he makes the desire in the story heterosexual...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (3): 511–537.
Published: 01 September 1996
... . The Politics and Poetics of Transgression . Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Todorov , Tzvetan . 1982 . Theories of the Symbol . Trans. C. Porter. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Waldby , Catherine . 1995 . “Destruction: Boundary Erotics and Refigurations of the Heterosexual Male Body...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 507–529.
Published: 01 September 2010
... conserva- tive Land. In fact, Germany is rather like France: not a broadly “sexual” but rather a narrowly “heterosexual democracy” that will not recognize equal rights for gay and straight citizens. Heterosexual...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2002
...’—there is no word for homosexuality—the concept is completely unfamiliar. There are no heterosexuals either.” Schmitt, generally a more nuanced writer than Boswell, makes the essentialist claim that the absence of these categories in the Muslim world...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 May 2001
... to the heterosexual norm, it suggested broadening the norm so that it should police sexuality, whether straight or gay. This conservative argument took place in a broader context: the assimilation of gays (or rather of gay issues...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
... (in several cases challenging state laws limiting marriage to heterosexual couples). For someone like myself who was regularly warned that he was committing professional suicide by writing a dissertation in gay history, the discovery...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 January 2002
... represents a man; a circle, a woman; an upside-down staple, sibling relations; a right-side-up staple, marriage; and a small perpendicular line between these two staples, heterosexual reproduction. The book I am currently reading, Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, lies to the right of me. Family...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 55–64.
Published: 01 January 2003
...; the revenant of homoerotic desire at the point of heterosexual masculinity’s most forceful articulation; the qualities of sacrifice, devotion, and religious ecstasy that attend these most secu- lar of rites. Graves and Lipman anatomize rituals, forms of play, and practical accomplishments that stage, but do...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 January 2006
... in Bill Clinton’s debauchery to a victim of his abusive power. But the decade was not just about sexual harassment and date rape, and sexual politics was not just heterosexual politics. Interestingly, the debate about same-sex marriage...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 491–512.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and the reading protocols that are assumed and undone in their construction. We also read the memoirs as performances of intimacy that refuse and undo normative conceptions of heteronormative intimacy, assumptions of white, affluent, heterosexual pairing, and the logics of “intensive parenting” that are imagined...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 415–417.
Published: 01 September 2017
... simultaneously produces an exclusion of nonnormative types of intimate relations. Friedman calls this “stranger anxiety” and interprets it as symptomatic of broader concerns across the nation about the status of the heterosexual family and its position as central to the organization of social life. She writes...
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Public Culture (1994) 6 (2): 343–363.
Published: 01 May 1994
... in the pleasures of luxurious finery, but were always presumed to be heterosexual. The naturalization of the masculine occurred at the same time Western countries were making the transition from aristocratic, court-centered states to modern bureaucratic states.22 19. When I originally wrote...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 135–143.
Published: 01 May 1990
.... There has been only one indigenous case in Tamil Nadu. ICMR research shows that AIDS in India is caused primarily by heterosexual intercourse. The high risk groups include prostitute, intravenous drug abusers, eunuchs and people who attend STD (sexually transmitted diseases) clinics...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 143–147.
Published: 01 May 1992
...,” and “natal.” Nation, for Vico, came into being out of the “Chaos .. . [of] confusion of human seeds in the state of the infamous promiscuity of women” (Vico 1744: 212). With the institution of monogamous heterosexual marriage with father as sovereign, the true state of nature - as a reflection...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 583–603.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the pattern of politicized homophobia in my country with morbid fasci- nation and a sense of foreboding. Within a relatively short period, the question of 6. Éric Fassin, “Our Heterosexual Culture and Their Homophobic Cultures: Two Versions...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 587–592.
Published: 01 September 2003
.../rev2/books/subjects03.htm. 590 that they are especially dangerous. Massad sees conscious forces at work— Gay Rights versus “efforts of [Western capital] to impose a European heterosexual regime on Arab Human Rights men” (372) plus all “the machinations of the GI” (380...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 2007
... reproductive choice to same-sex unions, not to forget sexual freedom, in the name of a natural order identified with God. The transcendence of nature as a “prepolitical foundation” of the sexual order, be it gender difference or heterosexuality, has been the systematic response to claims of modernity...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 January 2006
... to the next — will have anything much in common beyond their interest in erotic exchange, either at the outset or afterward. In short, the kinds of institutional affiliations that are crucial to normal, North Atlantic heterosexual coupling...