Difference Troubles

Difference Troubles

Queering Social Theory and Sexual Politics

Paperback - 1997
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Difference Troubles, first published in 1997, examines the implications for social theory and sexual politics of taking difference seriously. It explores the trouble difference makes not only for the social sciences, but also for the people - feminists, queer theorists, postmodernists - who champion difference. Seidman asks how social thinkers should conceptualize differences such as gender, race, and sexuality, without reducing them to an inferior status. This is a wide-ranging and sophisticated discussion of contemporary social theory and sexual politics, presented with Seidman's familiar imagination and clarity. In addition, it argues persuasively for a pragmatic approach to difference troubles in theory and politics.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780521599702
0521599709
9780521590433
0521590434
Characteristics: xiii, 307 p. ; 24 cm.

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