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The Resource The queen of America goes to Washington city : essays on sex and citizenship, Lauren Berlant

The queen of America goes to Washington city : essays on sex and citizenship, Lauren Berlant

Label
The queen of America goes to Washington city : essays on sex and citizenship
Title
The queen of America goes to Washington city
Title remainder
essays on sex and citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Berlant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Queen of America Goes to Washington City, Lauren Berlant focuses on the need to revitalize public life and political agency in the United States. Delivering a devastating critique of contemporary discourses of American citizenship, she addresses the triumph of the idea of private life over that of public life borne in the right-wing agenda of the Reagan revolution. By beaming light onto the idealized images and narratives about sex and citizenship that now dominate the U.S. public sphere, Berlant argues that the political public sphere has become an intimate public sphere. She asks why the contemporary ideal of citizenship is measured by personal and private acts and values rather than civic acts, and the ideal citizen has become one who, paradoxically, cannot yet act as a citizen -- epitomized by the American child and the American fetus. As Berlant traces the guiding images of U.S. citizenship through the process of privatization, she discusses the ideas of intimacy that have come to define national culture. From the fantasy of the American dream to the lessons of Forrest Gump, Lisa Simpson to Queer Nation, the reactionary culture of imperilled privilege to the testimony of Anita Hill, Berlant charts the landscape of American politics and culture. She examines the consequences of a shrinking and privatized concept of citizenship on increasing class, racial, sexual, and gender animosity and explores the contradictions of a conservative politics that maintains the sacredness of privacy, the virtue of the free market, and the immorality of state overregulation -- except when it comes to issues of intimacy. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berlant, Lauren Gail
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.B47 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series Q
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  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Conservatism
  • Citizenship
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Sex customs
  • Social values
Label
The queen of America goes to Washington city : essays on sex and citizenship, Lauren Berlant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-302) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Intimate Public Sphere.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Theory of Infantile Citizenship.
  • p. 25
  • 2.
  • Live Sex Acts (Parental Advisory: Explicit Material).
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • America, "Fat", the Fetus.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Queer Nationality/
  • Lauren Berlant
  • Elizabeth Freeman
  • p. 145
  • 5.
  • Face of America and the State of Emergency.
  • p. 175
  • 6.
  • Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Notes on Diva Citizenship.
  • p. 221
  • 7.
  • Outtakes from the Citizenship Museum.
  • p. 247
  • Notes.
  • p. 261
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 289
  • Index.
  • p. 303
Control code
ocm35686082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 308 p.
Isbn
9780822319245
Lccn
96035146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The queen of America goes to Washington city : essays on sex and citizenship, Lauren Berlant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-302) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Intimate Public Sphere.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Theory of Infantile Citizenship.
  • p. 25
  • 2.
  • Live Sex Acts (Parental Advisory: Explicit Material).
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • America, "Fat", the Fetus.
  • p. 83
  • 4.
  • Queer Nationality/
  • Lauren Berlant
  • Elizabeth Freeman
  • p. 145
  • 5.
  • Face of America and the State of Emergency.
  • p. 175
  • 6.
  • Queen of America Goes to Washington City: Notes on Diva Citizenship.
  • p. 221
  • 7.
  • Outtakes from the Citizenship Museum.
  • p. 247
  • Notes.
  • p. 261
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 289
  • Index.
  • p. 303
Control code
ocm35686082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 308 p.
Isbn
9780822319245
Lccn
96035146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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