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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

(Routledge Critical Thinkers)

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was one of the most significant literary theorists of the last forty years and a key figure in contemporary queer theory. In this engaging and inspiring guide, Jason Edwards:

-introduces and explains key terms such as affects, the first person, homosocialities, and queer taxonomies, performativities and cusps

-considers Sedgwick s poetry and textile art
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Routledge (first published January 10th 2008)
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Michael Palkowski
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Edwards does a good job of providing a performative and queered autobiographical introduction which immerses readers within the style of Sedgwick but also one of her key ideas of the first person as not only a powerful heuristic tool but as a tool for queering or acting out difference. I love how he justifies the difficulty of her text as being a way of breaking with the standardized methodology within academia and that her use of Yiddish, French
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Peter N.
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I haven't read any Sedgwick myself yet so I don't feel like I have much to compare it to, but I thought this primer was great! Can't go wrong really.
Jeseven
So beautifully written and clear and very personal. Theory with CONTEXT
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