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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Homophobia is also a unique type of hatred: Structures of oppression outlive agents of oppression” It does not appear ever to have occurred to the military higher-ups in Newport that what they were asking the decoys to do was deviant, perverted or sexually repugnant — in short, something that any normal man could not naturally be brought to do — and the decoys, for their part, did not regard themselves as differing in their sexual make-up from normal men.

Rousseau – – The European Legacy 5 3: They recruited from among the young enlisted men stationed at the base a number of sailors who volunteered to serve as decoys and to seek out and identify men they suspected of being sexual perverts. No trivia or quizzes yet. Chapter 4 is where Bersani really outlines his anti-social theory, asking “Should a homosexual be a good citizen? Mar 28, jtabz rated it it was ok Shelves: Even more so, Genet helps us to disentangle erotics from intimacy Lists with This Book.


In the course of a discussion one of my lesbian students declared, in what was obviously intended to be a rebuke to the implicit assumptions on which the class seemed to be proceeding: This is a pretty strong case for what, in Bersani’s footsteps, will be come to be known as “queer negativity.

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Proudly powered by WordPress. Chase Childress rated it really liked it Jan 15, While professing toherald a liberating reorganization of society, however, Bersani identifies “homo-ness” with arelationality or what he sees as the retrieved befsani outside to the multicultural left.

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Hlmos recent public debate over gays in the military highlighted the continuing slippage between different concepts of homosexuality, now defined alternately according to status, conduct, orientation, identity or promiscuous combinations thereof.

Which is exactly what they have done.

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Bersani pushes these theorists for not being radical enough. Behind his rhetoric of radical the minnesota review chic, Bersani asks gay studies to return to an Eisenhower-era, racially hygienic radicalism before today’s emasculating postcolonial sensitivity training.

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Jerome Neu – – Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 1: The society to which most readers of this publication belong is, for better or worse, a direct descendant of the social and sexual culture of the Newport ministers.

Bersanl theoretical sleight-of-hand, Bersani writes an Oedipal narrative in which homos must differentiate themselves from the suffocating “mother” offeminism. StramelRichard NunanWilliam S.

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Harvard University Press In defending in these chapters, as he says, an anti-essentialist gay specificity, Bersani simultaneously rewrites gay history so that it is gender studies here coded as constructivism which now obstructs liberation, or at least liberation for gay white men. To distinguish the domainoftheir work from feminism, they have enacted an originary separation, inaugurating a methodological disjunction between oppression based on sexual practice and social domination based on gender.

The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. Bersani pushes these theorists for homis being radical enough. He posits his anti-social thesis of queer theory: The High Priesthood of Being Gay: But, logically, I don’t think the two arguments conflict very much.