Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory

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byLinda Garber

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Linda Garber is associate professor in the department of English and the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Santa Clara University. She is the editor of Tilting the Tower: Lesbians/Teaching/Queer Subjects and the author of articles on lesbian literary criticism and lesbian studies.
Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231506724

ISBN - 13:9780231506724

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Race, Class, and Generations
1. The Social Construction of Lesbian Feminism
2. Putting the Word Dyke on the Map: Judy Grahn
3. "I Have a Dream Too'': Pat Parker
4. "High Over the Halfway Between Your World and Mine'': Audre Lorde
5. An Uncommonly Queer Reading: Adrienne Rich
6. "Caught in the Crossfire Between Camps'': Gloria Anzaldúa
7. Around 1991: The Rise of Queer Theory and the Lesbian Intertext
Afterward, March: June 24, 2000, San Francisco
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A provocative and sophisticated book that challenges the presumed opposition between lesbian feminism and queer theory and rethinks orthodox notions about identity politics. Garber's readings of Parker, Grahn, Rich, Lorde and Anzaldúa are simply breathtaking--they demand as much of the poets as they do of the critics. With intelligence, humor, genius, and respect for an archive that has captivated and vexed us all, Identity Poetics forces scholars in the field to think long and hard before they attempt to theorize or historicize anything; it will remind them of what they've forgotten. Garber dares to believe that different generations of feminists still have something to say to one another. After reading this book, our use of words like 'lesbian'and 'feminist'will be forever changed.