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Queer Apocalypses

Elements of Antisocial Theory

Authors: Bernini, Lorenzo

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  • Establishes a context of events and movements through which to understand the political implications of the antisocial thesis in queer theory
  • Provides a critical account of the rise of queer theory in the US and situates it in relation to European traditions of political thought
  • Offers insightful readings of cultural and theoretical works by Guy Hocquenghem, Leo Bersani, Lee Edelman, Bruce La Bruce, Mario Mieli, Tim Dean, Immanuel Kant, and Thomas Hobbes
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About this book

This book is an attempt to save “the sexual” from the oblivion to which certain strands in queer theory tend to condemn it, and at the same time to limit the risks of anti-politics and solipsism contained in what has been termed antisocial queer theory. It takes a journey from Sigmund Freud to Mario Mieli and Guy Hocquenghem, from Michel Foucault and Judith Butler to Teresa de Lauretis, Leo Bersani, Lee Edelman, and Tim Dean, and from all of these thinkers back to Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes. At the end, through readings of Bruce LaBruce’s movies on gay zombies, the elitism of antisocial queer theory is brought into contact with popular culture. The living dead come to represent a dispossessed form of subjectivity, whose monstrous drives are counterposed to predatory desires of liberal individuals. The reader is thus lead into the interstitial spaces of the Queer Apocalypses, where the past and the future collapse onto the present, and sexual minorities resurrect to the chance of a non-heroic political agency. 

About the authors

Lorenzo Bernini teaches Political Philosophy and Sexuality at the University of Verona, Italy, where he founded the research Centre PoliTeSse (Politics and Theories of Sexuality). His interests range from classical political philosophy and French thought of the twentieth century, to contemporary theories of radical democracy and queer studies.

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“Though I don’t always agree with his readings, I never fail to recognize Lorenzo Bernini as a serious thinker grappling with crucial issues in contemporary queer theory and politics. Queer Apocalypses announces the emergence of major new voice in the field and contributes valuably to the ongoing development and vitality of queer thought.” (Lee Edelman, author of “No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive” (2004))

“Lorenzo Bernini’s book, Queer Apocalypses, gives an extremely smart, rigorous and comprehensive overview of what has been called antisocial queer theory. Along the way, he provides an account of the rise of queer theory in the US and situates this genre of queer critique in relation to certain European traditions of thought and Italian academia.  This book should find an eager audience among readers of queer theory, Europeanists, not to mention people interested in zombies, apocalypse and the end of everything.” (Jack Halberstam, author of “The Queer Art of Failure” (2011) and “Female Masculinity” (1998))

Queer Apocalypses is the first monograph of international reach discussing the antisocial theories developed by the most radical US gay thinkers. With disciplinary rigor and theoretical lucidity, Lorenzo Bernini interrogates the relations between gender, sexuality, and politics, bringing the avant-garde of queer thinking into dialogue with the ethic of relation formulated by European feminism. The result is a critical inquiry that finally sheds light on a key aspect of contemporary political philosophy.” (Adriana Cavarero, author of “Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood” (2000) and “Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence” (2011))

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Apocalypses
Book Subtitle
Elements of Antisocial Theory
Authors
Translated by
Heim, J.
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43361-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43361-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43360-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82802-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIII, 216
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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