Homosexual Desire has ratings and 7 reviews. Michael said: In his polemical (English translation) Homosexual Desire, Guy Hocquenghem makes the. “”Homosexual Desire” represents the best of left social theory of sexual politics, a tradition that has never had an adequate reception in the United States. Guy’s text is a provocative, pithy, kaleidoscopic, aphoristic critique — and self- critique — of the ways homosexual desire is deformed by.

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Significant as one of the earliest products of the international gay liberation movement, Hocquenghem’s work was influenced by the extraordinary energies unleashed by the political upheavals of both the Paris “May Days” of and the gay and lesbian political rebellions that occurred in cities around the world in the wake of New York’s Stonewall riots of June Write a customer review.

Integrating psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, this book describes the social and psychic dynamics of what has come to be called homophobia and on how the “homosexual” as social being has come to be constituted in capitalist society. Duke University Press Amazon.

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Elements of a Homosexual Critique. Paperbackpages. Anti-Homosexual Paranoia 55 “Unnatural acts”: Three stars because I could barely understand it not the fault of the authorbut the points I did understand were great! Hsu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hocquenghem understands our society as homoaexual “phallic society, and the quantity of possible pleasure is determined in relation to the jocquenghem Carolina rated it really liked it Apr 22, Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.

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He then goes on to critique society for being ruled by the order of the family; even if sexual freedoms have increased and marriage isn’t necessary, the family is “the rule inhabiting every individual under free competition. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Emmerling, Ben Dalarscomicheru mathys’, david shapiro steals God spoken created protected christians ministry name ministry of dreams, katie bazor, brian, bill of the massive bri, jean patrick charrey, lawrence formanron Tompkins, douglas hellerhocqueenghem scott alters steals God spoken created protected christians ministry name ministry of dreams, s.


Homosexual Desire remains an exhilarating analysis of capitalist societies’ pervasive fascination with, and violent fear of, same-sex desire and addresses issues that continue to be highly charged and productive ones for queer politics. Guy Hocquenghem taught philosophy at the University of Vincennes, Paris.

Preface to the Edition by Jeffrey Weeks. To ask other readers questions about Homosexual Desireplease sign up. New Introduction by Michael Moon. Translated into English for the first time in and out of print since the early s, this new edition, with an introduction by Michael Moon, will make available this vital and still relevant work to contemporary audiences. himosexual

Homosexual Desire

Selected pages Title Page. Your Friend’s First Name: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Homosexuality offers something outside of politics and the social as it is now known, refusing to capitulate to the logic of sacrifice for the future The author also addressed the relation of capitalism to sexualities, the dynamics of anal desire, and the political effects of gay group-identities.