What Do Gay Men Want?

What Do Gay Men Want?

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What Do Gay Men Want? explores some of the possibilities.Unlike most writers on the topic of gay men and risky sex, David Halperin liberates gay male subjectivity from psychology, demonstrating the insidious ways in which psychology's defining opposition between the normal and the pathological subjects homosexuality to medical reasoning and revives a whole set of unexamined moral assumptions about qgoodq sex and qbadq sex.In particular, Halperin champions neglected traditions of queer thought, including both literary and popular discourses, by drawing on the work of well-known figures like Jean Genet and neglected ones like Marcel Jouhandeau. He shows how the long history of of gay men's uses of qabjectionq can offer an alternative, nonmoralistic model for thinking about gay male subjectivity, something which is urgently needed in the age of barebacking. -- Publisher description.Earlier versions of this essay were written to be delivered as public lectures or keynote addresses at the following conferences: aquot;The ... thinking, as well as the audiences for their questions and challenges, which have contributed significantly to the final form of my essay. ... at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who provided bracing and constructive critiques of several drafts, and audiences at Cornellanbsp;...

Title:What Do Gay Men Want?
Author:David M. Halperin
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2007


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