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Title:An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Ann Cvetkovich, Michele Ainabarale
Publisher:Duke University Press Books
ISBN:0822330881
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:368
Category:Queer, Glbt, Feminism, Non fiction, Theory, Gender

An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures by Ann Cvetkovich, Michele Ainabarale

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures In this bold new work of cultural criticism Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer approach to trauma She argues for the importance of recognizing and archiving accounts of trauma that belong as much to the ordinary and everyday as to the domain of catastrophe Cvetkovich contends that the field of trauma studies limited by too strict a division between the public and the private has overlooked the experiences of women and queers Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate medical and clinical discourses on the subject she develops instead a sex positive approach missing even from most feminist work on trauma em An Archive of Feelings em challenges the field to engage more fully with sexual trauma and the wide range of feelings in its vicinity including those associated with butch femme sex and AIDS activism and caretaking .

i An Archive of Feelings i brings together oral histories from lesbian activists involved in act up New York readings of literature by Dorothy Allison Leslie Feinberg Cherrie Moraga and Shani Mootoo videos by Jean Carlomusto and Pratibha Parmar and performances by Lisa Kron Carmelita Tropicana and the bands Le Tigre and Tribe Cvetkovich reveals how these cultural formations activism performance and literature give rise to public cultures that both work through trauma and transform the conditions producing it By looking closely at connections between sexuality trauma and the creation of lesbian public cultures Cvetkovich makes those experiences that have been pushed to the peripheries of trauma culture the defining principles of a new construction of sexual trauma one in which trauma catalyzes the creation of cultural archives and political communities .

About the Author Ann Cvetkovich is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin She is the author of em Mixed Feelings Feminism Mass Culture and Victorian Sensationalism em

Rethinking Sex, Political Emotions, Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures, Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, Articulating The Global And The Local: Globalization And Cultural Studies, Depression: A Public Feeling, Allyson Mitchell: Ladies Sasquatch