More about this series. Author: Guy Hocquenghem. Translator: Daniella Dangoor. Contributor s : Michael Moon , Jeffrey Weeks. It examines, principally from the male perspective, the powerful and insideous ways the dominant heterosexual culture defines and marginalizes gay experience. Reprinting this book now is a step toward recovering that tradition, and could therefore open debates about the significance of sexuality.
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More about this series. Author: Guy Hocquenghem. Translator: Daniella Dangoor. Contributor s : Michael Moon , Jeffrey Weeks. It examines, principally from the male perspective, the powerful and insideous ways the dominant heterosexual culture defines and marginalizes gay experience.
Reprinting this book now is a step toward recovering that tradition, and could therefore open debates about the significance of sexuality. But its significance is more than historical: it remains an indispensable analysis of, and polemic against, institutionalized homophobia. Guy Hocquenghem taught philosophy at the University of Vincennes, Paris. Hocquenghem died of an AIDS-related illness in Bk Cover Image Full.
Sign In. Search Cart. Search for:. Homosexual Desire. Series Q More about this series. Book Pages: Illustrations: Published: September Translated into English for the first time in and out of print since the early s, this new edition, with an introduction by Michael Moon, will make available this vital and still relevant work to contemporary audiences. Integrating psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, this book describes the social and psychic dynamics of what has come to be called homophobia and on how the "homosexual" as social being has come to be constituted in capitalist society.
Significant as one of the earliest products of the international gay liberation movement, Hocquenghem's work was influenced by the extraordinary energies unleashed by the political upheavals of both the Paris "May Days" of and the gay and lesbian political rebellions that occurred in cities around the world in the wake of New York's Stonewall riots of June The author also addressed the relation of capitalism to sexualities, the dynamics of anal desire, and the political effects of gay group-identities.
Homosexual Desire remains an exhilarating analysis of capitalist societies' pervasive fascination with, and violent fear of, same-sex desire and addresses issues that continue to be highly charged and productive ones for queer politics. Paperback Cloth. Availability: In stock. Add to cart. Open Access. Request a desk or exam copy.
Table of Contents Back to Top. Introduction 49 2. Anti-Homosexual Paranoia 55 "Unnatural acts": nature and the law 61 A myth: the progress of public morals 62 The strengthening of anti-homosexual paranoia 66 Homosexuality and crime 67 Homosexuality and disease 69 "Latent" and "patent" homosexuality 72 3.
Capitalism, the Family, and the Anus 93 The phallic signifier and the sublimated anus 95 Homosexuality and the anus 97 Homosexuality and the loss of identity The competitive society and the rule of the phallus Oedipal reproduction and homosexuality Homosexual grouping 5. Homosexual "object-choice" and Homosexual "Behaviour" The "object-choice" The "third sex" and "masculine-feminine" Masochism and homosexuality The pick-up machine 6.
The Homosexual Struggle The revolution of desire Why homosexuality? Conclusion Notes Index Rights Back to Top. Awards Back to Top. Additional Information Back to Top. Publicity material Bk Cover Image Full. Also Viewed. Meeting the Universe Halfway.
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