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New Book: Professor Laura Doan, Disturbing Practices


Having previously posted an interview with Professor Laura Doan on her latest book, we would like to draw attention to the publication of Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality and Women’s Experience of Modern War (2013), published by University of Chicago Press.


For more information, please see the University of Chicago Press website: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo14637048.html

This book comes highly recommended, so we hope you will be interested in finding out more!

Annamarie Jagose | author of Inconsequence: Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence

“Across her career, Laura Doan’s scholarly signature has been her refusal to entertain an axiomatic knowledge without first subjecting it to rigorous critical pressure. Disturbing Practices rearticulates intellectual paradigms widely assumed as self-evident in the interests of a new queer critical history.”
Sharon Marcus | author of Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England

“Focusing on World War I in England, a time and place often associated with the emergence of a distinctive lesbian identity, Laura Doan argues instead that this was a period that had yet to develop sexual taxonomies. Rather than restore to view lesbians hidden from history, Doan gives us elasticity, inarticulateness, and a world without norms. Disturbing Practices argues eloquently for the necessity of a queer critical history that does not take its categories for granted.”

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