Queering freedom / Shannon Winnubst.

by Winnubst, Shannon [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2006]Description: x, 253 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780253218308; 9780253347077.Subject(s): LibertyLooking glass | Boundaries -- Social aspects | Differentiation (Sociology)Looking glass | Dominance (Psychology)Looking glass | Power (Social sciences)Looking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-246) and index. Alternative form: Electronic version: Queering freedom /: 9780253112118
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"Radically reorienting, challenging, provocative, this book moves progressive philosophy, feminist and queer theory, critical discussions of race and racism forward. Prophetically, it calls for an interrogation of all our oppositional theory and politics, offering new and alternative visions." --bell hooks

In Queering Freedom, Shannon Winnubst examines contemporary categories of difference--sexuality, race, gender, class, and nationality--and how they operate within the politics of domination. Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, and others, Winnubst engages feminist theory, race theory, and queer theory as she sheds light on blind spots that have characterized thinking about freedom. Winnubst turns away from the language of rights, identity politics, and liberation toward bodies and experiences to calibrate normative ideas of time and space. Her views operate at the very limits of freedom, which contain individuals within strict boundaries that they are forbidden to cross. Winnubst develops strategies of "queering freedom" to undo the more subtle spatial and temporal norms and shatter structures of domination. This thoughtful and provocative work challenges the cornerstones of contemporary philosophies about the body and its politics.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-246) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction. The Seduction of Freedom
  • Part 1 Demarcating the Space of Domination: The Politics of Freedom
  • Ch. 1 Delimiting Difference: The Emergence of Liberalism's Neutral Individual
  • Ch. 2 Is the Mirror Racist? Interrogating the Space of Whiteness
  • Ch. 3 Irigaray and 'Place': The Limits of Desiring a Woman's Touch
  • Part 2 Moving Towards Resistance: A Politics without a Future
  • Ch. 4 Free to be Queer: Queer to be Free
  • Ch. 5 The Temporality of Whiteness: Anticipating Pleasure (and feeling nothin' but guilty)
  • Ch. 6 The Freedom of Sovereignty

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Shannon Winnubst is Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern University.