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The political imaginary of sexual freedom : subjectivity and power in the new sexual democratic turn
Éditeur Palgrave Macmillan
Année copyright 2016
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The political imaginary of sexual freedom : subjectivity and power in the new sexual democratic turn
1 vol. (VII-282 pages) ; 22 cm
Bibliogr. p. 253-268. Index
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Acknowledgments; Contents; 1: Introduction; The Question of Freedom and the Sexual Subject of Rights; The Psychosocial Imaginary of Post-Essentialist and Transnational Times; Desire and the After-Life of the Liberal Ethos; A Route Map; Notes; 2: Diversity and the Sexual Imaginary; Trans Variants, Monosexuality, and Heterocentric Views; On Performative Revisions and Embodied, Psychic Investments; Diversity, Mononormativity, and the Iterability of Norms; Sexual Freedom and Intelligibility; Notes; 3: On the (b)orders of Sexual Citizenship; The Liberal Sexual Citizen ; The Sexual Norms of Citizenship Sexual Democracy and the Fail of Multiculturalism; Subjects of Law; The Sexual Imaginary and The 'Real' Question; Performative, Othering Citizenship; Imaginary Citizenship, Sexual Challenges; Notes; 4: Sexuality in Translation; Sexual Epistemology; The Decolonial Turn; Postcolonial Revisions and Cultural Translation; Queering the Sexual?; Queer Translations and the Domain of Sexuality as Property; Notes; 5: Body Matters: From Autonomy to Relationality; Differential and Conditional Autonomy; Embodied Truths, Freedom, Relationality; Chiasmic Bodies ; The Primacy of the Other: A Bakhtinian Approach Relational, Performative, Dialogical Embodied Subjects; Notes; 6: Being Sexual; Sexuality and Critique; On Being Sexual; The Body I Feel: Ontological Void, Relationality, and Representation; Diasporic Sexuality, Migrating Embodiment; Diasporic Bodies: The Sexual Threshold; Notes; Bibliography; Index
This book develops a performative and relational approach to gendered and sexualised bodies conceived as distinct from the more limited individualistic idea of sexual identity and orientation that is at play within notions of progress in contemporary transnational sexual politics. Focusing on the psychosocial dimension of sexual life, Sabsay challenges accepted ideas of increased emancipation, and the steady extension of rights, offering instead a critique of the liberal imaginary that is at the base of the sexual rights-bearing subject. The book offers a notion of sexual embodiment that provides an alternative to individualism, one that is social, radically relational and psychically divided, and that implies a different conception of democratic sexual politics for our time. This book brings together political and cultural analysis of sexual rights discourse with a strong theory of the relational subject whose political investments and articulations depend on a political imaginary. This is a highly original and methodical text which will be of particular interest to academics and scholars of gender and sexuality studies, sociology, politics and psychology
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