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The Resource Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum, (electronic resource)

Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum, (electronic resource)

Label
Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire
Title
Between men
Title remainder
English literature and male homosocial desire
Statement of responsibility
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum
Title variation
English literature and male homosocial desire
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies. It was an important book because it argued that "sexuality" and "desire" were not a historical phenomenon but carefully managed social constructs. This insight (that actually originated with Michael Foucault) is often viewed as anti-humanist or post-humanist because it argues that men and women are simply the products of patriarchal power relations over which they have no control. By mobilizing Foucault's theories of the history of sexuality Sedgwick re-fashions Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies to make it seem as though Feminism and Gay and Lesbian studies are ideally situated to continue those interventions into the history of sexuality begun by Foucault
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  • First published in 1985, Between Men challenged old ways of reading while articulating critical byways for two emerging disciplines. Its iconoclastic approach gave queer studies and gender studies scholars further reason to crack open the canon, scrutinize its contents, and add unconventional texts on sound theoretical grounds. Striking a devastating blow to the hegemony of heteronormative critique, it opened not only literature but also politics, religion, society, and culture to broader investigations of power, desire, and sex. Between Men still has much more to tell us, and much work left to do. It has kept pace with Western society's evolving ideas of and debates on gender and sexuality and provides insight into its recent conservative and religious turns. With a new foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum emphasizing the work's ongoing importance, Between Men begins with Shakespeare's Sonnets and moves through Wycherley's The Country Wife, Sterne's A Sentimental Journey, Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Tennyson's The Princess, Eliot's Adam Bede, Thackeray's The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., and Dickens's Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among many other texts and critiques. Sedgwick's landmark book remains a key analysis of homosocial desire in Western literature for any reader curious about the subject's claim to legitimacy
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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
Dewey number
820/.9/353
LC call number
PR408.H65
LC item number
S4 2015
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Koestenbaum, Wayne
Series statement
Gender and culture
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  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
First published in 1985, Between Men challenged old ways of reading while articulating critical byways for two emerging disciplines. Its iconoclastic approach gave queer studies and gender studies scholars further reason to crack open the canon, scrutinize its contents, and add unconventional texts on sound theoretical grounds. Striking a devastating blow to the hegemony of heteronormative critique, it opened not only literature but also politics, religion, society, and culture to broader investigations of power, desire, and sex.Between Men still has much more to tell us, and much work left to do. It has kept pace with Western society's evolving ideas of and debates on gender and sexuality and provides insight into its recent conservative and religious turns. With a new foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum emphasizing the work's ongoing importance, Between Men begins with Shakespeare's Sonnets and moves through Wycherley's The Country Wife, Sterne's A Sentimental Journey, Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Tennyson's The Princess, Eliot's Adam Bede, Thackeray's The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., and Dickens's Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among many other texts and critiques. Sedgwick's landmark book remains a key analysis of homosocial desire in Western literature for any reader curious about the subject's claim to legitimacy
Label
Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Contents
  • Swan in love: the example of Shakespeare's sonnets
  • ch. 3.
  • The country wife: anatomies of male homosexual desire
  • ch. 4.
  • A sentimental journey: sexualism and the citizen of the world
  • ch. 5.
  • Toward the Gothic: terrorism and homosexual panic
  • ch. 6.
  • Murder incorporated: Confessions of a justified sinner
  • ch. 7.
  • Introduction:
  • Tennyson's Princess: one bride for seven brothers
  • ch. 8.
  • Adam Bede and Henry Esmond: homosocial desire and the historicity of the female
  • ch. 9.
  • Homophobia, misogyny, and capital: the example of Our mutual friend
  • ch. 10.
  • Up the postern stair: Edwin Drood and the homophobia of empire
  • Coda:
  • Toward the twentieth century: English readers of Whitman
  • Homosocial desire
  • Sexual politics and sexual meaning
  • Sex or history?
  • What this book does
  • ch. 1.
  • Gender asymmetry and erotic triangles
  • ch. 2.
  • Chapter Three. The Country Wife: Anatomies of Male Homosocial Desire
  • Chapter Four. A Sentimental Journey: Sexualism and the Citizen of the World
  • Chapter Five. Toward the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic
  • Chapter Six. Murder Incorporated: Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Chapter Seven. Tennyson's Princess: One Bride for Seven Brothers
  • Chapter Eight. Adam Bede and Henry Esmond: Homosocial Desire and the Historicity of the Female
  • Chapter Nine. Homophobia, Misogyny, and Capital: The Example of Our Mutual Friend
  • Chapter Ten. Up the Postern Stair: Edwin Drood and the Homophobia of Empire
  • Coda. Toward the Twentieth Century: English Readers of Whitman
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Foreword: The Eve Effect
  • Preface to the 1993 Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Gender Asymmetry and Erotic Triangles
  • Chapter Two. Swan in Love: The Example of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001589230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Thirthieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xxii, 244 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780231541046
Lccn
2015948126
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001589230
Label
Between men : English literature and male homosocial desire, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick ; foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Contents
  • Swan in love: the example of Shakespeare's sonnets
  • ch. 3.
  • The country wife: anatomies of male homosexual desire
  • ch. 4.
  • A sentimental journey: sexualism and the citizen of the world
  • ch. 5.
  • Toward the Gothic: terrorism and homosexual panic
  • ch. 6.
  • Murder incorporated: Confessions of a justified sinner
  • ch. 7.
  • Introduction:
  • Tennyson's Princess: one bride for seven brothers
  • ch. 8.
  • Adam Bede and Henry Esmond: homosocial desire and the historicity of the female
  • ch. 9.
  • Homophobia, misogyny, and capital: the example of Our mutual friend
  • ch. 10.
  • Up the postern stair: Edwin Drood and the homophobia of empire
  • Coda:
  • Toward the twentieth century: English readers of Whitman
  • Homosocial desire
  • Sexual politics and sexual meaning
  • Sex or history?
  • What this book does
  • ch. 1.
  • Gender asymmetry and erotic triangles
  • ch. 2.
  • Chapter Three. The Country Wife: Anatomies of Male Homosocial Desire
  • Chapter Four. A Sentimental Journey: Sexualism and the Citizen of the World
  • Chapter Five. Toward the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic
  • Chapter Six. Murder Incorporated: Confessions of a Justified Sinner
  • Chapter Seven. Tennyson's Princess: One Bride for Seven Brothers
  • Chapter Eight. Adam Bede and Henry Esmond: Homosocial Desire and the Historicity of the Female
  • Chapter Nine. Homophobia, Misogyny, and Capital: The Example of Our Mutual Friend
  • Chapter Ten. Up the Postern Stair: Edwin Drood and the Homophobia of Empire
  • Coda. Toward the Twentieth Century: English Readers of Whitman
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Foreword: The Eve Effect
  • Preface to the 1993 Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Gender Asymmetry and Erotic Triangles
  • Chapter Two. Swan in Love: The Example of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001589230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Thirthieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xxii, 244 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780231541046
Lccn
2015948126
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001589230

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