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Future of Minority Studies

Ambiguity and Sexuality

A Theory of Sexual Identity

Authors: Wilkerson, W.

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A new account of the formation of sexual identity, coined 'emerged fusion', which avoids the traps of the essentialism versus constructivism debate, and offers a viable third alternative. This book is a theoretical tool that will be useful in sociology, queer studies, and gender studies as a new approach to understanding sexual identity.

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WILLIAM WILKERSON Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.

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'This work makes a significant contribution to the field in its original account and application of phenomenology to debates over experience, identity, and desire.' - Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, Syracuse University, USA

'This nuanced and carefully argued account of identity provides a philosophically satisfying description of the interplay of history and human agency, and a politically energizing account of social self construction. By showing how sexuality is both contextually determined and chosen, Wilkerson reminds us of the inevitability of diversity, and the importance of fostering cultures where queer choices are fully sanctioned.' - Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Institute for Women's Studies, University of Georgia, USA

'A very clear, balanced, and helpful treatment of the thorny question of gay identity.' - Michael Warner, Professor of English, Yale University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ambiguity and Sexuality
Book Subtitle
A Theory of Sexual Identity
Authors
Series Title
Future of Minority Studies
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05173-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05173-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8011-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-61965-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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