In Queer Fictions of the Past, Scott Bravmann explores the complexity of lesbian and gay engagement with history and considers how historical discourses animate the present. Characterising historical representations as dynamic conversations between then and now, he demonstrates their powerful role in constructing present identities, differences, politics, and communities. In particular, his is the first book to explore the ways in which lesbians and gay men have used history to define themselves as social, cultural, and political subjects.Read more
- Only book available exploring the role of historical representation in lesbian and gay studies
- Combines critical readings of historical texts with theoretical and political analysis
- Considers importance of recent major events eg Stonewall riots and history of ancient past to contemporary social movements
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- Date Published: October 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521599078
- length: 192 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.27kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Queer Cultural Studies of History:
1. Metanarrative and gay identity
2. Queer historical subjects
Part II. Reading Past Histories:
3. Re: reading queer history
4. The lesbian and gay past: it's Greek to whom?
5. Queer fictions of Stonewall
6. Re/writing queer histories
Part III. Conclusions:
7. Queer fictions for the future.
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