The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection

The Politics of Everybody Feminism Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection It s commonly understood within the academy that the terms man woman and other are socially constructed and that their meanings are maintained by the current political order But few thinkers have a

  • Title: The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection
  • Author: Holly Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781783602889
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s commonly understood within the academy that the terms man, woman, and other are socially constructed, and that their meanings are maintained by the current political order But few thinkers have attempted to reconcile that knowledge which is rooted in Marxism with queer theory The few who have, meanwhile, usually attempt to do so through issues of libidinal desIt s commonly understood within the academy that the terms man, woman, and other are socially constructed, and that their meanings are maintained by the current political order But few thinkers have attempted to reconcile that knowledge which is rooted in Marxism with queer theory The few who have, meanwhile, usually attempt to do so through issues of libidinal desire and sexual expression In The Politics of Everybody, Holly Lewis argues powerfully that the emphasis on desire, though seemingly innocuous, is actually symptomatic of neoliberal habits of thought, and consequently, is responsible for a continued focus on the limited politics of identity Instead, Lewis shows, we should look to the arena of body production, categorization, and exclusion only through such a reorientation can we create a politics of liberation that is truly inclusive and grounded in lived experience.

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    1 thought on “The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection”

    1. An enjoyable book. Latter part of the book contains a very thought-provoking critique of post-colonialism.

    2. politics of everybody is officially my bible (ir(c)onic). will write a semi-decent review tomorrow. i love you holly lewis.

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