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Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault: BUTLER AND FRASER ON CAPITALISM AND THE REGULATION OF SEXUALITY

Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault: BUTLER AND FRASER ON CAPITALISM AND THE REGULATION... Page 103 Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault B U T L E R A N D F R A S E R O N C A P I TA L I S M A N D T H E R E G U L AT I O N O F S E X U A L I T Y When American liberals think about the politics of sexuality, their ideas are usually framed in individualistic and narrow terms. Many defenders of Roe v. Wade aggressively oppose the bans on late-term abortions, mandatory parental consent, and compulsory waiting-period laws, but for all their important work on these issues, they often tend to neglect the economic dimension of reproductive rights. Less attention is given to the legislation that prohibits Medicaid funding for abortion and the welfare policies that severely violate the privacy rights of poor single mothers. In another domain, liberal homosexual activists often champion reforms such as same-sex marriage in exclusively bourgeois terms. They insist that lesbian and gay couples should be able to share their employee benefits just like their heterosexual counterparts, but they rarely discuss the fact that many lesbians and gays — and many Americans, for that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Text Duke University Press

Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault: BUTLER AND FRASER ON CAPITALISM AND THE REGULATION OF SEXUALITY

Social Text , Volume 19 (2 67) – Jun 1, 2001

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2001 by Duke University Press
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0164-2472
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1527-1951
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Page 103 Missing Poststructuralism, Missing Foucault B U T L E R A N D F R A S E R O N C A P I TA L I S M A N D T H E R E G U L AT I O N O F S E X U A L I T Y When American liberals think about the politics of sexuality, their ideas are usually framed in individualistic and narrow terms. Many defenders of Roe v. Wade aggressively oppose the bans on late-term abortions, mandatory parental consent, and compulsory waiting-period laws, but for all their important work on these issues, they often tend to neglect the economic dimension of reproductive rights. Less attention is given to the legislation that prohibits Medicaid funding for abortion and the welfare policies that severely violate the privacy rights of poor single mothers. In another domain, liberal homosexual activists often champion reforms such as same-sex marriage in exclusively bourgeois terms. They insist that lesbian and gay couples should be able to share their employee benefits just like their heterosexual counterparts, but they rarely discuss the fact that many lesbians and gays — and many Americans, for that

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Published: Jun 1, 2001

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