Private Affairs

Private Affairs

Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations

Sexual Cultures

by Phillip Brian Harper

Published by: NYU Press

200 pages, 5.00 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814735947
  • Published: June 1999

$27.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814735930
  • Published: June 1999

$89.00

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In Private Affairs, Phillip Brian Harper explores the social and cultural significance of the private, proposing that, far from a universal right, privacy is limited by one's racial-and sexual-minority status. Ranging across cinema, literature, sculpture, and lived encounters-from Rodin's The Kiss to Jenny Livingston's Paris is Burning-Private Affairs demonstrates how the very concept of privacy creates personal and sociopolitical hierarchies in contemporary America.

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