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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 210–213.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gustavus Stadler This essay examines contemporary lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) activism in the light of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's important Social Text piece from 1991, “How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay.” It revisits the restrictive views of gender that she discovered in the psychotherapeutic...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Stephanie D. Clare The out gay subject is the well-adjusted, neoliberal subject. This essay investigates contemporary lesbian and gay coming out narratives, tracing how the “problem” with gay and lesbian identities appears therein not as one’s gender or sexual queerness but as one’s (potential...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 149–159.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in a linear, chronological fashion and that gays and lesbians have always been positioned by the state as subjects that are both within and outside the island, and it underscores the relationship between queerness and modernity. It is from these tenets that the formation of the Maceo Brigade, and the relative...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 25–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Black women. Specifically, the article examines the case of Luana Barbosa dos Reis, a Black lesbian mother who was beaten to death by police officers in São Paulo in 2016. The article argues that her beating was an act of (un)gendering—a desire to both discipline her as a Black female/mother and erase...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (4 (73)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2002
... through the Shiv Sena attacks, Deepa Mehta’s defenses, and finally, lesbian and diasporic responses. The conclusion locates Fire within diasporic film production and also addresses how these responses and the distribution of the film raise questions regarding the context and the reception of such “dias...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (3 (92)): 57–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... to be key Yet it was the silence surrounding the poem’s title, rather than the poet’s eloquence, that proved to be key in unraveling two plots that intersect in in unraveling Casal’s text but that are seldom studied together: Cuban diaspora and lesbian sexuality...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Planet,” and eight years after “Queer Transexions of Race, Nation, and Gender,” this special double issue reassesses the political utility of queer by asking “what’s queer about queer studies now?” The contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian identity—as a mass...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 171–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... to edit a special issue of the journal Diacritics dedicated to gay and lesbian studies, Butler and Martin “broadened the scope of that request to include work that inter- rogates the problem of cross-identification within...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 193–217.
Published: 01 December 2005
... With references to gays and lesbians let alone to anything “queer” so few and far between at a 2004 Democratic National Convention carefully scripted to appeal to a minuscule margin of so-called moderate, unde- cided voters in the American electorate, Barack Obama’s...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the phallic ego from the penis by relocating the grounds for a morphological imaginary, a bodily ego, onto any number of possible bodily surfaces: the lesbian phallus might emerge in relation to “an arm, a tongue, a hand (or two...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (2 (67)): 103–125.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and gay couples should be able to share their employee benefits just like their heterosexual counterparts, but they rarely discuss the fact that many lesbians and gays—and many Americans, for that matter—do not have access to adequate benefit packages in the first place...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 September 2003
... transnational as well as gay and lesbian/queer social movements. The late twentieth century has witnessed the emergence of a spectrum of new social formations and identities. While idealized notions of family and kinship have been under duress...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (3 (72)): 67–78.
Published: 01 September 2002
... binarisms have also haunted coalitionary work along the whole spectrum of the Left, particu- larly when issues of multiculturalism and feminism have been at stake. The postmodern abandonment of the Universal has continued to pro- duce anxieties about how to defend women’s and gay/lesbian rights given...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 13–34.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and tendentious as it con- siders a woman’s right to sexual freedom of expression and the shadowy threats of male violence that inhibit it. When Tesco inserts two balloons into his T-­shirt onstage at the start of “Lesbian Death Dirge” and brays...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 25–47.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is presumed to be concerned with only one aspect of it (putative anatomical identity, the kind of sex one is ), while gay and lesbian studies is assigned a different aspect (sexuality, the kind of sex one does ). Bodies That Matter further extends this argument by connecting the materiality of the body...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Phillips management onto ubiquitous computing environments. Though the same processes are involved as any individual embraces identity and community and negotiates social position, the gay rights movement, gay politics, and the everyday praxis of gay men and lesbian women demand...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (3 (76)): 85–108.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to their First World “brethren.” Many of the later internationalist gestures of the U.S. gay and lesbian movement, with all of their paradoxes, may already be seen in the con- sumer objects produced by Gay Sunshine Press—anthologies and selec- tions appealing to a literate class of San Franciscan gay men who...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 219–233.
Published: 01 December 2005
... legitimacy on the narration of Stone- wall as the origin of gay and lesbian development? What does this narrative of origins engender? What practices and locations are subordinated by a privileging of Stonewall as origin?”8 His...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 121–139.
Published: 01 December 2005
... for unbur- dened-by-kinship gays and lesbians. The second genealogy, of the queer liberal subject before the law, culminates with the 2003 decriminalizing of sodomy through Lawrence and Garner v. Texas. While both consumptive...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 133–150.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and Lesbian Avengers, to which one might add by way of precedent the Silence = Death Project, Little Elvis, Boys with Arms Akimbo, Testing the Limits, and DIVA TV. What fol- lows in the next section is a two-step: an overview of some of this work as precedent to Think Again’s endeavors, but also...