The time has come to think about Gayle Rubin

Susan Stryker

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The influence and staying power of Gayle Rubin's essay "Thinking Sex" reflect her success in taking the insights of empirical studies of sexuality-particularly, historically informed ethnography-and drawing out their intellectual and political implications so as to permit an astonishingly interdisciplinary engagement. Part of what Rubin has given social scientists (as well as ethnographically minded humanists) is a model of how to link discourse and representation to the domain of practice as enacted within the lived worlds of erotic communities that are marked by their own rituals, politics, institutions, and spatial configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies


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