Homosexual Desire has ratings and 7 reviews. Michael said: In his polemical (English translation) Homosexual Desire, Guy Hocquenghem makes the. “”Homosexual Desire” represents the best of left social theory of sexual politics, a tradition that has never had an adequate reception in the United States. Guy’s text is a provocative, pithy, kaleidoscopic, aphoristic critique — and self- critique — of the ways homosexual desire is deformed by.

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Find us on Facebook. It examines, principally from the male perspective, the powerful and insideous ways the dominant heterosexual culture defines and marginalizes gay experience.

Reprinting this book now is a step toward recovering that tradition, and could therefore open debates about the significance of sexuality. But its significance is more than historical: If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. Please check gyu credit line adjacent to the illustration, as well as the front and back matter of the book for a list of credits.

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For book covers to accompany reviews, please contact the publicity department. Instructions for requesting an electronic text hhomosexual behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Originally published in in France, Guy Hocquenghem’s Homosexual Desire has become a classic in gay theory.


Translated into English for the first time in and out of print since the early s, this new edition, with an introduction by Michael Moon, will make available this vital and still relevant work to contemporary audiences. Integrating psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, this book describes the social and psychic dynamics of what has come to be called homophobia and on how the “homosexual” as social being has come to be constituted in capitalist society.

Significant as one of the earliest products of the hocquengjem gay liberation homossxual, Hocquenghem’s work was influenced by the extraordinary energies unleashed by the political upheavals of both the Paris “May Days” of and the gay and lesbian political rebellions that occurred in cities around the world in the wake of New York’s Stonewall riots of June The author also addressed the relation of capitalism to sexualities, the dynamics of anal desire, and the political effects of gay group-identities.

Homosexual Desire remains an exhilarating analysis of capitalist societies’ pervasive fascination with, and violent fear of, same-sex desire and addresses issues that continue to dwsire highly charged and productive ones for queer gyu. Guy Hocquenghem taught philosophy at the University of Vincennes, Paris. Hocquenghem died of an AIDS-related illness in Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

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Sign-in or register now to continue. Homosexual Desire Author s: Series Q Series Editor s: Anti-Homosexual Paranoia 55 “Unnatural acts”: Capitalism, the Family, and the Anus 93 The phallic signifier and the sublimated anus 95 Homosexuality and the anus 97 Homosexuality and the loss of identity The competitive society and the rule of the phallus Oedipal hcquenghem and homosexuality Homosexual grouping 5.


Homosexual “object-choice” and Homosexual “Behaviour” The “object-choice” The “third sex” and “masculine-feminine” Masochism and homosexuality The pick-up machine 6.

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