Lauren Berlant





Lauren Berlant

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born
in The United States
January 01, 1957

gender
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Lauren Berlant is an English Professor at the University of Chicago, where she has been teaching since 1984. Berlant received her Ph.D. from Cornell University. She writes and teaches on issues of intimacy and belonging in popular culture, in relation to the history and fantasy of citizenship.


Average rating: 4.02 · 702 ratings · 73 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
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Desire/Love
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Intimacy
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Compassion: The Culture and...
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Queen of America Goes to Wa...
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“And above all, I will argue the necessity for preserving, against all shame, a demanding question of revolution itself, a question about utopia that keeps pushing its way through a field of failed aspirations, like a student at the back of the room who gets suddenly, violently, tired of being invisible.”
Lauren Berlant

“...insofar as an American thinks that the sex he or she is having is an intimate, private thing constructed within a space governed by personal consent, she or he is having straight sex, straight sex authorized by national culture; she or he is practicing national heterosexuality...”
Lauren Berlant

“[The U.S. worker] gets to appear at his least national when he is working and at his most national at leisure, with his family or in semipublic worlds of other men producing surplus manliness (e.g. via sports).”
Lauren Berlant



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