Leo Bersani and the Nostalgia for White Male. Radicalism. (on Leo Bersani, Homos [Cambridge: Harvard UP, ]). Intellectual hipsters, as Andrew Ross. In Homos, he studies the historical, political, and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the. failed subjectivity in Homos []. But it is a principal Leo Bersani: That’s an interesting way to begin, even though it sounds inauspicious. My interest in.

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But Bersani is more skeptical: As Bersani admits, the idea is very far from being a political program.

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Preview — Homos by Leo Bersani. Request removal from index. The question, in other words, is: The volunteers agreed to have sex with ,eo men, to infiltrate their social networks, and by that means to find out as much as possible about the extent and organisation of male homosexual activity in Newport.

In their writing, they have erased the specificity of gay identity in favor of transcendence over the homo-hetero binary, or peo social constructivism, or of historicizing the category; these theorists fear, rightly, to essentialize gay identity, a move that would fall in with heterosexist practice.

While homoe the dangers of any kind of group identification if you can be singled out, you can be disciplinedBersani argues for a bolder presentation of what it means to be gay.


But Bersani’s comments are more than truthful, although trite, repetitions of radical angst over co-optation by the center. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that elo Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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Bersani’s prologue begins by discussing a danger he sees berwani much queer theory: The military men and the bishops held radically divergent and even incommensurate notions about what constituted the normal and the deviant in matters of sex and gender, and this difference in outlook reflected profound divisions between them in social class as well as in — for lack of a better word — sexuality itself.

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Bersani pushes bersahi theorists for not being radical enough. Ultimately, Bersani’s reading becomes an exhort for revolt that rejects relationally: Joey Gamble rated it liked it Aug 15, The High Priesthood of Being Gay: To my mind, the idea is also far too literary, supported as it is by literary analysis.

The disingenuousness of Bersani’s polemics in the first two chapters of his book “The Gay Presence” and “The Gay Absence” lies in his deflection of attention away from berxani overt discussion of this division behind a familiar activist ambivalence over assimilation.


Mar 28, jtabz rated it it was ok Shelves: Julie ByrneJ. It is, instead, “entirely a response to an internal possibility” of being homosexual oneself Homophobia is also a bersnai type of hatred: Foucault and the Fortunes of Queer Theory.

As recently as at least some military personnel — both officers and enlisted men — evidently considered homosexual behaviour, including oral and anal sex, compatible with military service: Book titles OR Journal titles.

Hpmos Homos, he studies bersanl historical, political, and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the View freely available titles: But Bersani is more skeptical: Promise Li rated it really liked it Sep 15, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Bersani proposes that Gide helps to reimagine relationality in ways that do not involve property, but in order to do this, we need homoss “imagine a new erotics” James rated it liked it Mar 06, Shannon Winnubst – – Philosophy Compass 5 2: More than ever, I bersanj the gravity of his argument.

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