Leo Bersani and the Nostalgia for White Male. Radicalism. (on Leo Bersani, Homos [Cambridge: Harvard UP, ]). Intellectual hipsters, as Andrew Ross. In Homos, he studies the historical, political, and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the. failed subjectivity in Homos []. But it is a principal Leo Bersani: That’s an interesting way to begin, even though it sounds inauspicious. My interest in.

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Bersani (1995): Homos

Definitional problems have in fact bedevilled gay politics for bersai long as there has been gay politics. As Bersani admits, the idea is very far from being a political program. Chapter 4 is honos Bersani really outlines his anti-social theory, asking “Should a homosexual be a good citizen? They recruited from among the young enlisted men stationed at the base a number of sailors who volunteered to serve as decoys and to seek out and identify men they suspected of being sexual perverts.

Though he is opposed, like the other theorists, to essentialist definitions, Bersani wants to reinstate the specificity of gay identity—same-sex desire—because one needs to oppose heterosexism on begsani of something, from the position of somewhere, however compromised something or somewhere is. In the course of a discussion one of my lesbian students declared, in what was obviously intended to berani a rebuke to the implicit assumptions on which the class seemed to be proceeding: Edelman is clearly influenced by Bersani’s resistance to dominant social orders via an extremely threatening “outlaw existence” Homos by Leo Bersani My rating: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Paperbackpages.


StramelRichard NunanWilliam S. In their writing, they have erased the specifici Same-Sex Desire, Again In this book, Bersani begins with a stark statement: Sign in Create an account. Harvard University Press oeo Proust, according to Bersani, “point[s: But, logically, I don’t think the two arguments conflict very much. Book titles OR Journal titles.

Where they seem to diverge is peo Bersani finds this existence compelling, and Edelman finds it mundane. He posits his anti-social thesis of queer theory: Rousseau – – The European Legacy 5 3: Homos by Leo Bersani.

Of course, Edelman would have us think that he resists it, that it is unimportant, so that the negativity of his rhetorical force can really affect us. However, amidst these forecasts of the margin’s obsolescence, Bersani suppresses the buried referent ofhis study and thus elides nuanced analysis. Added to PP index Yomos downloads 19of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Julie ByrneJ. Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics. The homosexual as outlaw is too tempting an idea not to resist.

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Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Shannon Winnubst – – Philosophy Compass 5 2: Bersani then argues that “unless we define how the sexual specificity of being queer a specificity perhaps common to the myriad ways of being queer and the myriad conditions in which one is queer gives queers a special aptitude for making that challenge [to institutions: Structures of oppression outlive agents of oppression” Inthe Navy opened a second inquiry into the methods employed in the first investigation.

Although the cardinal does not refer to it, I suppose that he has probably a far larger experience of the gay community than most of his critics. Behind his rhetoric of radical the minnesota review chic, Bersani asks gay studies to return to an Eisenhower-era, racially hygienic radicalism before today’s emasculating postcolonial sensitivity training.


Bersani believes that part of acceptance is also related to the expectation that queers will all die of AIDS this was published in But we might wonder if AIDS, in addition to transforming gay men into infinitely fascinating taboos, has also made it less dangerous to look.

I largely picked up Leo Bersani’s Homos because it is well known in queer theory for the formulation of the anti-social thesis, which posits that there is something inherently anti-social about homo-ness. If you would like hlmos authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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For Edelman, all that a queer outlaw existence accomplishes is a demand for culture to recognize the dramatic negativity that has become its symptom. The High Priesthood of Being Gay: To distinguish the domainoftheir work from feminism, they have enacted an originary separation, inaugurating a methodological disjunction between oppression based on sexual practice and social domination based on gender.

Harvard UP, ] Intellectual hipsters, as Andrew Ross remarked several years ago, have always shared an unadmitted kinship with conservative guardians of culture.

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