Sleights of reason : norm, bisexuality, development
Mader, Mary Beth.
Sleights of reason : norm, bisexuality, development / Mary Beth Mader.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2011.
x, 148 p. ; 24 cm.
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SUNY series in gender theory.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A brilliant and original reimagining of sexuality, Sleights of Reason examines how concepts lend themselves to power/knowledge formations. Many contemporary French philosophers make incidental use of the notion of a ruse. Its names are legion: "duplicity," "concealment," "forgetting," and "subterfuge," among others. Mary Beth Mader employes Gilles Deluze's philosophy of the concept to describe three specifically conecptual ruses, or sleights, that make up part of the conceptual support for the concept of sex. These are the sleights associated with the concepts of norm, bisexuality, and development. Mader argues that concepts can trick us, and hows how they can effect conceptual sleights of reason. She concludes by offering a robust synthesis of insights from Foucault and Deleuze to extend those into a proposal for a conceptual next step for imagining the structures of sexuality as eros."--BOOK JACKET.
- Kinsey subjects
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