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De-Centering Queer Theory – Communist Sexuality in the Flow During and after the Cold War - Manchester Scholarship Online
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De-Centering Queer Theory: Communist Sexuality in the Flow During and after the Cold War

Bogdan Popa

Abstract

An influential concept in North American queer studies, gender has been forged as part of the anti-communist Cold War and became one of its key analytics at the beginning of the 1990s. In tracing the conceptual history of gender, this book de-centers queer studies and provides an innovative approach by excavating a rival communist sexuality during the Cold War. As opposed to a theory of gender, eastern European Marxism generated a revolutionary imagination that had at its core a dialectical understanding of bodies and sexual acts. This communist understanding of sexuality centered on a product ... More

Keywords: Cold War, communism, gender, queer theory, Marxism, body, racialization, sexuality, abolition, unconscious

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526156952
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526156945

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bogdan Popa, author
Transilvania University of Brasov