Inside/out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories

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Diana Fuss, Michèle Aina Barale
Psychology Press, 1991 - Social Science - 426 pages
Lesbians and gays have gone from "coming out," to "acting up," to "outing," meanwhile radically redefining society's views on sexuality and gender. The essays in Inside/Out employ a variety of approaches (psychoanalysis, deconstruction, semiotics, and discourse theory) to investigate representations of sex and sexual difference in literature, film, video, music, and photography. Engaging the figures of divas, dykes, vampires and queens, the contributors address issues such as AIDS, pornography, pedagogy, authorship, and activism. Inside/Out shifts the focus from sex to sexual orientation, provoking a reconsideration of the concepts of the sexual and the political.
 

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Most of the 17 essays presented here were initially delivered in conference paper form at the National Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference or at various professional associations; some were ... Read full review

Contents

Performing Identities
11
The Politics of Gay Drag
32
Who Are We? Gay Identity as Political
71
Representation the Scene
93
Anal Rope
119
The Haunting
142
A Parallax View of Lesbian Authorship
173
The Author
185
AIDS Allegory Activism
289
AIDS and the Work
311
Undead
324
Race and Gender on
341
When Pedagogy
373
Schools Out
387
Source Bibliography
405
List of Contributors
425

UnCovering The Well
235
Rock Hudsons Body
259

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