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Author Munt, Sally.

Title Queer attachments : the cultural politics of shame / Sally R. Munt
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Queer interventions
Queer interventions.
Contents The cultural politics of shame : an introduction -- Queer Irish sodomites : the shameful histories of Edmund Burke, William Smith, Theodosius Reed, the Earl of Castlehaven and diverse servants -- among others -- Shove the queer : Irish/American shame in New York's annual St. Patrick Day parades -- Expulsion : the queer turn of shame -- Queering the pitch : contagious acts of shame in organisations -- Shameless in queer street -- A queer undertaking : uncanny attachments in the HBO television drama series Six feet under -- After the fall : queer heterotopias in Philip Pullman's His dark materials trilogy -- A queer feeling when I look at you : Tracey Emin's aesthetics of the self
Summary In Queer Attachments, Sally R. Munt explores the vicissitudes of shame across a range of texts, cultural milieux, historical locations and geographical spaces. This passionately argued book is an interdisciplinary synthesis of cultural politics, emotions theory and narrative that challenges us to think about the queerly creative proclivities of shame
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-242) and index
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Subject Homosexuality.
Politics and culture.
Sex -- Social aspects.
Sexual minorities.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007025295
ISBN 0754690725 (electronic bk.)
9780754690726 (electronic bk.)