Gay Shame (2020)

Gay Shame David M. Halperin Valerie Traub Gay Shame Ever since the Stonewall Riots gay pride has been the rallying cry of the gay rights movement and the political force behind the emergence of the field of lesbian and gay studies But has somethi
  • Title: Gay Shame
  • Author: David M. Halperin Valerie Traub
  • ISBN: 9780226314389
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
Gay Shame David M. Halperin Valerie Traub Ever since the 1969 Stonewall Riots, gay pride has been the rallying cry of the gay rights movement and the political force behind the emergence of the field of lesbian and gay studies But has something been lost, forgotten, or buried beneath the drive to transform homosexuality from a perversion to a proud social identity Have the political requirements of gay pride rEver since the 1969 Stonewall Riots, gay pride has been the rallying cry of the gay rights movement and the political force behind the emergence of the field of lesbian and gay studies But has something been lost, forgotten, or buried beneath the drive to transform homosexuality from a perversion to a proud social identity Have the political requirements of gay pride repressed discussion of the uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality Gay Shame seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies An esteemed list of contributors tackles a range of issues questions of emotion, disreputable sexual histories, dissident gender identities, and embarrassing figures and moments in gay history as they explore the possibility of reclaiming shame as a new, even productive, way to examine lesbian and gay culture.Accompanied by a DVD collection of films, performances, and archival imagery, Gay Shame constitutes nothing less than a major redefinition and revitalization of the field.
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One thought on “Gay Shame

  1. M.

    especially notable are gayle rubin s remarks, a little humility and the introduction, which narrates the conception and uneven execution of an experimental academic arts activist conference.

  2. Mandy

    This book is a collection of essays read at, prompted by, and or related to the Gay Shame conference at the University of Michigan in 2003 which was organized to consider gay shame as an alternative to gay pride By all accounts, the conference got pretty heated, and the selections recreate the often aggressively conflicting perspectives on the notion of gay shame.Ellis Hanson s essay on shame and pedagogy has lingered in my mind longer than most, and though I can t say I agree with him on everyt [...]

  3. 6655321

    6 years after this rather in famous conference, almost everyone involved in criticizing the conference Jack Halberstram, Mattilda Bernstein Syca, etc refuses to participate in the publication of a book loosely organized around the conference and a bunch of folks write extremely self referential and defensive papers that feel like the editors should have done something to minimize the sameness of various pieces, also Leo Bersani s piece in all fairness should ve been cut and i am a fan of his wor [...]

  4. Manuel

    Loved this book since the beginning I would highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to have a good time, specially on this specific genre, there was a few things that iwould have changed in this book but that happens most of the times i read books so it s not such a big deal Loved it, thats all i ve gotta say Well deserved five stars.

  5. Phillip

    This anthology is predominantly conference minutes, and as such worked better I assume in its original format Some of the essays are quite good, and some not so much Particularly for me, since I am reading specifically for my thesis, many of these essays weren t useful.

  6. Joey Diamond

    ooh it s good so far i like the description of the conference organising process and the reflective elements i like the stuff on the intersections between disability and queer shame a lot to come

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