The Screwball Asses

The Screwball Asses[Epub] ➢ The Screwball Asses ➣ Guy Hocquenghem – Tbjewellers.co.uk A founder of Queer theory contends that the ruling classes have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating desire in the processAlone in his forest dwelling, an ogre had spent A founder of Queer theory contends that the ruling classes have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating desire in the processAlone in his forest dwelling, an ogre had spent years building machines to force his The Screwball PDF/EPUB or visitors to make love to one another machines with pulleys, chains, clocks, collars, leather leggings, metal breastplates, oscillatory, pendular, or rotating dildos One day, some adolescents who had lost their way, seven or eight brothers, entered the ogre s house From The Screwball AssesOur asshole is revolutionary Guy HocquenghemWorkers of the world, masturbate Front Homosexuel d Action Revolutionnaire sloganFirst published anonymously in F lix Guattari s Recherches in the notoriousissue on homosexuality seized and destroyed by the French government , The Screwball Asses remains a dramatic treatise on erotic desire In this classic underground text, queer theorist and postprovocateur Guy Hocquenghem takes on the militant delusions of the gay liberation movement Hocquenghem, founder and leader of the Front Homosexuel d Action Revolutionnaire, vivisects not only the stifled s of bourgeois capitalism but the phallocratic concessions of so called homophiles, and, ultimately, the very act of speaking desire and non desire Rejecting any pure theory of homosexuality that claims its otherness as a morphology of revolution, he contends that the ruling classes have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating desire in the process It is only when non desire and the desire of desire are enacted simultaneously through speech and body that homosexuality can finally be sublimated under the true act of making love There are thousands of sexes on earth, according to Hocquenghem, but only one sexual desire Available in English for the first time, The Screwball Asses is a revelatory disquisition, earning Hocquenghem his rightful place among the minoritarian elite of Gilles Deleuze, Jean Genet, and Tony Duvert.

Guy Hocquenghem, essayist and activist, is often considered the father of Queer theory He was the author of Homosexual Desire and L Amour en relief The Screwball Asses is his first work available from Semiotext e.

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    The Screwball Asses Epub À The Screwball PDF/EPUB or government , The Screwball Asses remains a dramatic treatise on erotic desire In this classic underground text, queer theorist and postprovocateur Guy Hocquenghem takes on the militant delusions of the gay liberation movement Hocquenghem, founder and leader of the Front Homosexuel d Action Revolutionnaire, vivisects not only the stifled s of bourgeois capitalism but the phallocratic concessions of so called homophiles, and, ultimately, the very act of speaking desire and non desire Rejecting any pure theory of homosexuality that claims its otherness as a morphology of revolution, he contends that the ruling classes have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating desire in the process It is only when non desire and the desire of desire are enacted simultaneously through speech and body that homosexuality can finally be sublimated under the true act of making love There are thousands of sexes on earth, according to Hocquenghem, but only one sexual desire Available in English for the first time, The Screwball Asses is a revelatory disquisition, earning Hocquenghem his rightful place among the minoritarian elite of Gilles Deleuze, Jean Genet, and Tony Duvert."/>
  • Paperback
  • 87 pages
  • The Screwball Asses
  • Guy Hocquenghem
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 1584350814

10 thoughts on “The Screwball Asses

  1. says:

    In my entire life, I have only ever really met that which I was not trying to seduce This book is challenging by this, I do not refer to its erudite vocabulary or considered prose, but to its clear eyes analysis of queer culture as a necessary construct of a homophobic capitalist culture It seems Guy Hocquenghem would have found good company at a contemporary workshop on pansexuality or polyamoury, yet penned this text in 1973 this is its first English publication He was post old left h In my entire life, I have only ever really met that which I was not trying to seduce This book is challenging by this, I do not refer to its erudite vocabulary or considered prose, but to its clear eyes analysis of queer culture as a necessary construct of a homophobic capitalist culture It seems Guy Hocquenghem would have found good company at a contemporary workshop on pansexuality or polyamoury, yet penned this text in 1973 this is its first English publication He was post old left he demands a fuller account of love and death than Freudo Marxism can supply, yet rebels against the boxes capitalist society places us in he is dismayed by voluntarism, yet demands to speak of desire to have desire direct analysis Dig it he considers loveless cruising a machine built by capitalism, couplehood an insane invention of the socius, orgasm a joyous risk of death, and believes that if we ever relieved ourselves of this culture of monosexuality and sublimated homosexuality there would no longer be homosexuality or heterosexuality There are two sexes on earth, but is only to hide the act that there are three, four, ten, thousands, once you throw that old hag of the idea of nature overboard There are two sexes on earth, but only one sexual desire This book is 87 pages, and sold for 13 it should be included in any meaningful review of queer theory

  2. says:

    What I love is how EVERYONE comes under fire in this hilarious analysis of gay culture Most reviewers jump on Hocquenghem s scathing critique of the bourgeois left, but what I findsurprising from this revolutionary May 68er is his insight into the predatorial, anti sentimental views and practices of the gay activist arena and the dialectic that ensues from this contradictiona problematic we certainly still live within As G.H writes, Clearly, love and death are banned from the poli What I love is how EVERYONE comes under fire in this hilarious analysis of gay culture Most reviewers jump on Hocquenghem s scathing critique of the bourgeois left, but what I findsurprising from this revolutionary May 68er is his insight into the predatorial, anti sentimental views and practices of the gay activist arena and the dialectic that ensues from this contradictiona problematic we certainly still live within As G.H writes, Clearly, love and death are banned from the political discourse of the bourgeoisie as well as from the discourse of the preceptors of the sexual revolution For the bourgeoisie and for the Communist Party, sex is family, and family must be love It seems clear enough For the autonomous sexual movements that call themselves revolutionary, and particularly for homosexuals, sex is desire, and desire is politics But love, that is, the desire to desire, has been cast off, as if it were nothing but a superstructure built as a trompe l oeil in the structure of desire As for death, neither the bourgeois nor revolutionaries ever talk about

  3. says:

    An engaging, thought provoking example of queer theory avant la lettre.

  4. says:

    The last chapters of the book coalesce into thunder and lightning I ve been generally meandering through the work, agreeing here, disagreeing there Then wham it all comes together.Hocquenghem wrestles with various details about attempts at radical homosexuality in the 70s His words are dated, his comments speaking to a highly fragmented queer community that seems very different from today no duh, I know However, he hates how many scripts he responds to even as he tries to radicalize He la The last chapters of the book coalesce into thunder and lightning I ve been generally meandering through the work, agreeing here, disagreeing there Then wham it all comes together.Hocquenghem wrestles with various details about attempts at radical homosexuality in the 70s His words are dated, his comments speaking to a highly fragmented queer community that seems very different from today no duh, I know However, he hates how many scripts he responds to even as he tries to radicalize He laughs at the radical community and how distant it is from its supposed goals reducing phallocentric power, embracing embodied desire, and many others Hocquenghem argues that homosexuality is tied to heterosexuality because of its vehement opposition which always serves to entangle, not distinguish Ho, how he hates this The French can hate and so poetically He hates it all but while laughing He dreams of impossible configurations of desire that can be truly ahistorical that is to say futurist He goes on that it is impossible for anyone to fully experience their sexual identity, since it is always already inherited from others.He says some outright dumb things in this book as he tries to imagine such a world But I admire his vision for trying to imagine it with such earnest frustration.Here is one of dozens of passages I was tempted to write up Power is not something to be destroyed that remains beyond our means What we can do, however, is understand its mechanism and do everything possible to disrupt it Whether we do this be overriding power isntead of censuring it, by working towards the generalized confusion of powers, by driving the rules of the game over the edge, we must always remember that thesee activities will continue to be exercises of power, nocturnal perhaps, but not the desired emergence of weakness between all men Besides, at this point, it would be best if the senses could rip power away from sense Then, we would onlt speak wails and cries, laughter and dancing, noise and music I m left not with the sense that he was right in the specifics of what he said, but in the general I would not have read such a rare corner of writing if it wasn t for interlibrary loans and big thanks to this practice in general This book feltgroundbreaking than much of the gay canon of critics I ve read in the past I don t think this book is for everyone but it did turn my world upside down

  5. says:

    Published in 1973, Hocquenghem provided one of the first examples of Queer theory and provided a necessary critique on traditional psychoanalytical perspectives on Homosexuality.While starting off dry, this small book quickly becomes an intimate dialogue between the reader the Hocquenghem Though several texts are referenced, I find the most engaging part is Hocquenghem s own experience.Hocquenghem separates the Homosexual from his desires towards the same gender It s constantly reiterated desi Published in 1973, Hocquenghem provided one of the first examples of Queer theory and provided a necessary critique on traditional psychoanalytical perspectives on Homosexuality.While starting off dry, this small book quickly becomes an intimate dialogue between the reader the Hocquenghem Though several texts are referenced, I find the most engaging part is Hocquenghem s own experience.Hocquenghem separates the Homosexual from his desires towards the same gender It s constantly reiterated desire is a machine, a machine that drives all humans He states that the need to define an individual as a homosexual is a product of a Capitalistic society, and Queer culture is as well This book makes no attempt to mask the author s disdain toward topics such as capitalistic ideals, homophobic sentiment, cruising culture, marriage culture and in contrast with other Queer theory it shows how distant and sterile these can become without taking into consideration the subjective nature of the them

  6. says:

    This situation has reached the point where the strangeness and phantasmagorical anomaly of daily life that capitalism has created is fought against even before it is perceived Since they know that every thing is misery, exploitation and political trickery, and since they have established that everything must be systematically criticized, they have completely forgotten the pleasure of observing their surround ings Physical sensibility to the planet and the play of receptive organs would This situation has reached the point where the strangeness and phantasmagorical anomaly of daily life that capitalism has created is fought against even before it is perceived Since they know that every thing is misery, exploitation and political trickery, and since they have established that everything must be systematically criticized, they have completely forgotten the pleasure of observing their surround ings Physical sensibility to the planet and the play of receptive organs would appear to conceal an enemy of the revolution or some diabo lical form of power

  7. says:

    I definitely need another read through this one its conveniently a small short one , but I m quite fascinated by it Central to its discussions are topics of homosexual relationships and shifting power, confusion of revolutionary homosexual acts, so so muchIts dense, but I like it

  8. says:

    An interesting work especially historically as a proto queer theory Good for lambasting the 70 s gay lesbians right movements He sometimes comes to bizarre conclusions.

  9. says:

    need to reread this.

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