Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2013

240 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823253852

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The Queer Turn in Feminism

Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Anne Emmanuelle Berger and Translated by Catherine Porter

A Fordham University Press Publication

Commonalities (FUP)

  • This book takes a tough theoretical look at the position of queer theory and gender studies in a time that many proclaim is "after" these movements.
  • Anne Berger, who is now at University of Paris, Nanterre, taught for many years at Cornell. She has thus been in an excellent position to observe the seesawing of queer studies and gender theory between the two sides of the Atlantic--first "French theory" in American, now "American thought" in France.
  • Berger is especially attentive to nuances of how gender theory developed in its cultural and historical settings, such as the "odd couple" of gender theory and performance theory.