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Coming from behind (derrière)—how else to describe a volume called “Derrida and Queer Theory”? — as if arriving late to the party, or, indeed, after the party is already over. After all, we already have Deleuze and Queer Theory and, of course, Saint Foucault. And judging by Annamarie Jagose’s Queer Theory: An Introduction, in which there is not a single mention of “Derrida” (or “deconstruction”) — even in the sub-chapter titled “The Post-Structuralist Context of Queer” — one would think that Derrida was not only late to the party, but was never there at all. This untimely volume, then, with wide-ranging essays from key thinkers in the field, addresses, among other things, what could be called the disavowed debt to “Derrida” in canonical “queer theory.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. The Gift from (of the) “Behind” (Derrière): Intro-extro-duction
  2. pp. 10-23
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  1. Preposturous Preface: Derrida and queer Discourse
  2. pp. 24-67
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  1. Impossible Uncanniness: Deconstruction and Queer Theory
  2. pp. 68-91
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  1. No Kingdom of the Queer
  2. pp. 92-107
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  1. Derrida and the Question of "Woman"
  2. pp. 108-131
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  1. Les chats de Derrida
  2. pp. 132-160
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 161-163
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  1. Derrida's Queer Root(s)
  2. pp. 164-183
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  1. Deco-pervo-struction
  2. pp. 184-199
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  1. A Man for All Seasons: Derrida-cum-"Queer Theory" or the Limits of "Performativity"
  2. pp. 200-215
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  1. "Practical Deconstruction": A Note on Some Notes by Judith Butler
  2. pp. 216-233
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  1. Performing Friendship
  2. pp. 234-249
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  1. Postface: Just Queer
  2. pp. 250-261
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  1. Appendix: Supreme Court (1988)
  2. pp. 262-295
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780998531892
MARC Record
OCLC
1112361297
Pages
294
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-18
Open Access
Yes
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