Deleuze and Queer Theory

Author(s): Chrysanthi Nigianni


This exciting collection of work introduces a major shift in debates on sexuality: a shift away from discourse, identity and signification, to a radical new conception of bodily materialism. Moving away from the established path known as queer theory, it suggests an alternative to Butler's matter/representation binary. It thus dares to ask how to think sexuality and sex outside the discursive and linguistic context that has come to dominate contemporary research in social sciences and humanities. Deleuze and Queer Theory is a provocative and often militant collection that explores a diverse range of themes including: the revisiting of the term 'queer'; a rethinking of the sex-gender distinction as being implied in Queer Theory; an exploration of queer temporalities; the non/re-reading of the homosexual body/desire and the becoming-queer of the Deleuze/Guattari philosophy. It will be essential reading for anyone interested not just in Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy, but also in the fields of sexuality, gender and feminist theory.


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Chrysanthi Nigianni is a PhD candidate at the School of Social Sciences, Media & Cultural Studies, University of East London. She has taught at the University of East London and at Anglia Ruskin University. She is the author of Latex and Lingerie: Shopping for Pleasure at Ann Summers Parties (2003). Professor of English at Penn State University. She is the author of New Literary Histories (1997), Gilles Deleuze (2002), Understanding Deleuze (2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (2002), Gender (2003) and Irony: The New Critical Idiom (2003) and the co-editor of Deleuze and Feminist Theory (1999).

Introduction; 1. On the Very Possibility of Queer Theory, Claire Colebrook; 2. Thirty-six Thousand Forms of Love: The Queening of Deleuze & Guattari, Verena Andermatt Conley; 3. The Sexed Subject in-between Deleuze and Butler, Anna Hickey-Moody and Mary Louise Rasmussen; 4. Every 'One' - a Crowd, Making Room for the Excluded Middle, Dorothea Olkowski; 5. The adventures of a sex, Luciana Parisi; 6. Queer Hybridity, Mikko Tuhkanen; 7. Prosthetic Performativity: Deleuzian Connections and Queer Corporealities, Margrit Shildrick; 8. Unnatural Alliances, Patricia MacCormack; 9. Schreber and the Penetrated Male, Jonathan Kemp; 10. Butterfly kiss: the contagious kiss of becoming-lesbian, Chrysanthi Nigianni; Notes on Contributors; Index.

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  • : 9780748634057
  • : Edinburgh University Press
  • : Edinburgh University Press
  • : February 2009
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Chrysanthi Nigianni
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