Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus (Paperback)

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Drawing on her own experiences with late-onset disability and its impact on her sex life, along with her expertise as a cultural critic, Jane Gallop explores how disability and aging work to undermine one's sense of self. She challenges common conceptions that equate the decline of bodily potential and ability with a permanent and irretrievable loss, arguing that such a loss can be both temporary and positively transformative. With Sexuality, Disability, and Aging, Gallop explores and celebrates how sexuality transforms and becomes more queer in the lives of the no longer young and the no longer able while at the same time demonstrating how disability can generate new forms of sexual fantasy and erotic possibility.

About the Author


Jane Gallop is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of numerous books, including The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time; Living with His Camera; and Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, all also published by Duke University Press.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781478001614
ISBN-10: 1478001615
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2019
Pages: 152
Language: English
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