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    Description"Tendencies" brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick "the soft-spoken queen of gay studies" ("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 "Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl" 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.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780822314219
    ISBN 10: 0822314215

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    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
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    B&T General Subject: 390
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    LC classification: PN56.H57 S43 1993, PN56.H57S4
    Duke University Press
    Imprint name
    Duke University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    North Carolina
    Author Information
    Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English, CUNY Graduate Center. Her many publications include "A Dialogue On Love" (Beacon, 1999); "Fat Art/Thin Art "(Duke, 1994); "Tendencies" (Duke, 1993); and "Epistemology of the Closet" (California, 1990).
    Review quote
    "Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is deservedly recognised as the "primum mobile" of lesbian & gay studies. Yet her real achievement lies not so much in the creation of a new academic discipline, as in the profound implications her work carries for the rest of the academy, and the wider world beyond. For she assigns an absolutely fundamental, constitutive role to homophobia in the construction of Modernity, and its myriad institutions, discourses, pleasures, and pains. "Tendencies" provides a marvelously exhilarating excursion across the range of her interests and involvements. . . . She is the most consistently intelligent, courageous, perceptive, daring and sensible critic currently writing in the United States. I strongly recommend panic-buying."--Simon Watney, author of "Policing Desire"
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    "Because of the polymorphousness of its disciplinary perversity, "Tendencies, " taken together with Sedgwick's two previous books, virtually defines the new field of queer studies. The opulent availability of an embodied self who also happens to be a brilliant reader marks Sedgwick's effort throughout this volume. It is also what allows one the tutelary space for taking, not only pleasure from her work, but courage from her example."--James Creech, author of "Closet Writing/Gay Reading"