Abstract

First, I engage Del McWhorter's confessional voice in the context of her thought and emphasize her claim that even "objective knowledge" often has an indirectly confessional aspect. Second, I give an account of the value of historicity and genealogy in McWhorter's understanding of knowing and subjectivity. Third, I address her reconfiguration of the subjectivity of desiring by prioritizing pleasure in the project of "becoming truly gay." Finally, I assess the meaning of her phrase, "straying afield from myself."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 106-114
Launched on MUSE
2001-07-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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