James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination

James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination Author Matt Brim
Isbn 0472052349
File size 9MB
Year 2014
Pages 228
Language English
File format PDF
Category Sexuality

Book Description:

"The relevance of Brim’s critique for political theorists should by this point be obvious: much as queer studies has made Baldwin a spokesperson, political theorists have heroized him and begun to canonize his work. Moreover, while in queer studies work on Baldwin has focused on his relevance for considering gender and sexuality, in political theory the near exclusive focus has been on his importance for the future of a democracy shadowed by a violent history of racial exclusion and marginalization. Brim’s troubling of Baldwin’s queer exemplarity thus provides an opportunity to reconsider his democratic exemplarity and to challenge and expand the political imagination seeded by Baldwin’s work."

 

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