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Fear of a Queer Planet

Queer Politics and Social Theory

1993

Michael Warner, editor

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In this diverse and balanced collection, the contributors explore the impact of ACT UP, Queer Nation, multiculturalism, the new religious right, outing, queerness, postmodernism, and shifts in the cultural politics of sexuality.

In this diverse and balanced collection, the contributors explore the impact of ACT UP, Queer Nation, multiculturalism, the new religious right, outing, queerness, postmodernism, and shifts in the cultural politics of sexuality.

Contributors: Lauren Berlant, Douglas Crimp, Elizabeth Freeman, Diana Fuss, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jonathan Goldberg, Cathy Griggers, Janet E. Halley, Philip Brian Harper, Andrew Parker, Cindy Patton, Robert Schwartzwald, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Steven Seidman.

Fear of a Queer Planet is an urgent, timely, readable, sophisticated collection of essays.

Wayne Koestenbaum

In this diverse and balanced collection, the contributors explore the impact of ACT UP, Queer Nation, multiculturalism, the new religious right, outing, queerness, postmodernism, and shifts in the cultural politics of sexuality.

Contributors: Lauren Berlant, Douglas Crimp, Elizabeth Freeman, Diana Fuss, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jonathan Goldberg, Cathy Griggers, Janet E. Halley, Philip Brian Harper, Andrew Parker, Cindy Patton, Robert Schwartzwald, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Steven Seidman.

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Michael Warner teaches English at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (Harvard, 1990), and editor, with Gerald Graff, of The Origins of Literary Studies in America (Routledge, 1998).

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Fear of a Queer Planet is an urgent, timely, readable, sophisticated collection of essays.

Wayne Koestenbaum

Suggesting new agendas for social theory, this book moves beyond the idea that lesbians and gay men share a minority identity and shows that queer sexualities take many forms, are the subject of many conflicts and struggles, and must be taken as a starting point in thinking about cultural politics.

Lambda Rising News

Filled with sharp insights, not least because it succeeds in including not only smart writing but also writers from different and overlapping identities.

Contemporary Sociology

Fear of a Queer Planet is a pioneering and important project that definitely queers theory.

Journal of American Folklore