By James Penney
After Queer Theory makes the provocative declare that queer idea has run its direction, made out of date through the elaboration of its personal common sense inside capitalism. James Penney argues that faraway from signalling the tip of anti-homophobic feedback, in spite of the fact that, the top of queer offers the social gathering to reconsider the relation among sexuality and politics.
Through a serious go back to Marxism and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan), Penney insists that find out how to implant sexuality within the box of political antagonism is mockingly to desert the exhausted premise of a politicised sexuality.
After Queer Theory argues that it will be important to wrest sexuality from the useless finish of identification politics, beginning it as much as a common emancipatory fight past the succeed in of capitalism's powers of commodification.
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But the devil, as they say, is in the detail. The Agenda’s members made their endorsements on the basis of results from a questionnaire circulated to New York state queers. Questions covered ‘the following topics: comprehensive civil rights protections; protecting students from anti-gay harassment in schools; funding for our health and human service needs; anti-discrimination protections in the issuing of insurance policies; funeral and bereavement leave for same-sex partners; opposition to the state anti-gay marriage bill; 40 Penney T02732 01 text 40 08/10/2013 08:16 the universal alternative support of multicultural curriculum in our schools; age-appropriate sex education; HIV transmission prevention and counselling for the seropositive; and recognition of our relationships through domestic partnership, civil union, and/or same-sex marriage legislation’.
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