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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


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bogdan Popa, author
Transilvania University of Brasov