This study explores why Foucault has become a cultural hero for the gay movement by delving into the basis of his influence. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Saint Foucault represents a major contribution to the philosophy of sexuality and a magisterial introduction to one of the twentieth century''s most important thinkers. It indeed gives you an idea of what thecommotion in academe is all about. It offers a lively record of the flourishing parlor societies that launched and sustained Stowe throughout the 44 years of her career, and the harsh physical realities that governed so many women's lives. Towards a Gay Hagiography Gay studies, literature. A sage, searching, and sensible book. As if this were not rebuke enough to those who have got it all wrong, Halperin goes on to demolish, point by point, those liberal critics and biographers who would make of Foucault that object of their homophobic knowingness.
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Saint Foucault : Towards a Gay Hagiography by David M. Halperin (1997, Paperback, Reprint)
Perceptive and engaging, it illuminates the career of a major writer during the transition of literature from an amateur pastime to a profession, and offers a fascinating look at the pains, pleasures, and accomplishments of women's lives in the last century. Halperin also offers the first synthetic account of Foucault's thinking about gay sex and the future of the lesbian and gay movement, as well as an up-to-the-minute summary of the most recent work in queer theory. Home About Help Search. A founding editor of GLQ: Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Refresh and try again. The daughter, sister, and wife of prominent ministers, Stowe channeled her anguish and her ambition into a socially acceptable anger on behalf of others, transforming her private experience into powerful narratives that moved a nation. Write a review Rate this item: The other section worth reading on its own comes on page 62, when Halperin defines the positionality of the queer and defines it in opposition to homosexuality or sexuality in general.
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Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography
Description:It is clear and eminently readable, acute even at its most impassioned, and very often wickedly funny. Preview this item Preview this item. Return to Book Page. Finding libraries that hold this item Please enter recipient e-mail address es. The presence and the influence of Foucault in every single shape of the queer studies can be easily discovered in every single author. You may send this item to up to five recipients. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Dec 26, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Magisterial in its breadth and rich in detail, this definitive portrait explores the full measure of Harriet Beecher Stowe's life, and her contribution to American literature.