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“The Sexed Subject In-Between Deleuze and Butler”

Hickey Moody, Anna and Rasmussen, Mary Lou. 2009. “The Sexed Subject In-Between Deleuze and Butler”. In: Chrysanthi Nigianni; Claire Colebrook; Merl Storr and Ian Buchanan, eds. Deleuze and Queer Theory. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 37-53. ISBN 978-0748634057 [Book Section]

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This exciting collection of work introduces a major shift in debates on sexuality: a shift away from discourse, identity and signification, to a radical new conception of bodily materialism. Moving away from the established path known as queer theory, it suggests an alternative to Butler's matter/representation binary. It thus dares to ask how to think sexuality and sex outside the discursive and linguistic context that has come to dominate contemporary research in social sciences and humanities. Deleuze and Queer Theory is a provocative and often militant collection that explores a diverse range of themes including: the revisiting of the term 'queer'; a rethinking of the sex-gender distinction as being implied in Queer Theory; an exploration of queer temporalities; the non/re-reading of the homosexual body/desire and the becoming-queer of the Deleuze/Guattari philosophy. It will be essential reading for anyone interested not just in Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy, but also in the fields of sexuality, gender and feminist theory.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2009Published

Item ID:

12206

Date Deposited:

21 Jul 2015 11:26

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2016 16:40

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12206

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