Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations

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NYU Press, Jun 1, 1999 - Law - 189 pages
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In Private Affairs, Phillip Brian Harper explores the social and cultural significance of the private, proposing that, far from a universal right, privacy is limited by one's racial-and sexual-minority status. Ranging across cinema, literature, sculpture, and lived encounters-from Rodin's The Kiss to Jenny Livingston's Paris is Burning-Private Affairs demonstrates how the very concept of privacy creates personal and sociopolitical hierarchies in contemporary America.

 

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Contents

The Subversive Edge
33
Playing in the Dark
60
Cay Male Identities Personal Privacy and Relations
89
Take Me Home
125
Afterword
155
Index
169
About the Author
189
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Phillip Brian Harper is Professor of American Studies and English at New York University, and author of Are We Not Men? and Framing the Margins.

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