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The Resource Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history, Heather Love

Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history, Heather Love

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Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history
Title
Feeling backward
Title remainder
loss and the politics of queer history
Statement of responsibility
Heather Love
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Feeling Backward weighs the costs of the contemporary move to the mainstream in lesbian and gay culture. While the widening tolerance for same-sex marriage and for gay-themed media brings clear benefits, gay assimilation entails other losses--losses that have been hard to identify or mourn, since many aspects of historical gay culture are so closely associated with the pain and shame of the closet. Feeling Backward makes an effort to value aspects of historical gay experience that now threaten to disappear, branded as embarrassing evidence of the bad old days before Stonewall. It looks at early-twentieth-century queer novels often dismissed as "too depressing" and asks how we might value and reclaim the dark feelings that they represent. Heather Love argues that instead of moving on, we need to look backward and consider how this history continues to affect us in the present. Through elegant readings of Walter Pater, Willa Cather, Radclyffe Hall, and Sylvia Townsend Warner, and through stimulating engagement with a range of critical sources, Feeling Backward argues for a form of politics attentive to social exclusion and its effects."--
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Love, Heather
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Gays in literature
  • Gay culture
Label
Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history, Heather Love
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Index
  • Emotional Rescue: The Demands of Queer History
  • Forced Exile: Walter Pater's Backward Modernism
  • The End of Friendship: Willa Cather's Sad Kindred
  • Spoiled Identity: Radclyffe Hall's Unwanted Being
  • Impossible Objects: Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Longing for Revolution
  • Epilogue: The Politics of Refusal
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
008961479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780674026520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Feeling backward : loss and the politics of queer history, Heather Love
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Index
  • Emotional Rescue: The Demands of Queer History
  • Forced Exile: Walter Pater's Backward Modernism
  • The End of Friendship: Willa Cather's Sad Kindred
  • Spoiled Identity: Radclyffe Hall's Unwanted Being
  • Impossible Objects: Sylvia Townsend Warner and the Longing for Revolution
  • Epilogue: The Politics of Refusal
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
Control code
008961479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
196 p.
Isbn
9780674026520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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