Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick qthe soft-spoken queen of gay studiesq (Rolling Stone). Combining poetry, wit, polemic, and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography, these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing. The essays range from Diderot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James to queer kids and twelve-step programs; from qJane Austen and the Masturbating Girlq to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon; from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS. What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that, however demanding and dangerous, can also be intent, inclusive, writerly, physical, and sometimes giddily fun.Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick aquot;the soft-spoken queen of gay studiesaquot; (Rolling Stone).
|Author||:||Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick|
|Publisher||:||Duke University Press - 1993-10-28|