Lugones, Maria (forthcoming), "Heterosexualism
and the Colonial/ Modern, Gender System." In Mapping the Decolonial Turn: Post/Transcontinental Interventions in Philosophy, Theory, and Critique, edited by Ramon Grosfoguel, Nelson Maldonado-Torres and Jose David Saldivar, n.p.
Many lesbians throughout the world experience a kind of violence that some might simply name "heterosexualism
," but I think it's often more than that, from their family.
For me, the hardest texts to grapple with in grad school have been the subtle, ever-present canons of racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and heterosexualism
. Realizing my own contorted adaptations to life as an Indian woman is the text within the text.
and sexism are each mentioned once.
Deconstruction resembles the demolition of an old, unstable, and outdated building (that of patriarchal heterosexualism) ravaged by the passage of time (historical time) and the ever-present eroding elements of the surrounding physical environment (the sociocultural environment).
In essence, physically disabled men are considered and treated as half men who have lost their manliness, sexual virility, and prowess, and, by extension, their membership status in the restricted club of male heterosexualism.
The pack condemns "heterosexualism
" and suggests pupils role-play characters like a sado-masochistic woman.
is a metaphor for the artist's minority view of a bad world, of "our cynical age of frantic heterosexualism." If one dared risk a guess at correlative idiosyncrasies in Nabokov himself, one would have to point to his intellectual disgust with Freudianism or remembering that he is a member of the Russian emigre minority, his loathing of Marxism.
Thus, the necessarily political conflict between "homosexuality" and "frantic heterosexualism" in Pale Fire is not, in Kermode's account, to be considered for what might be its literal implications (implications for gay men in a homophobic culture), but rather to be read as a figure for the more pressing issues of Nabokov's "idiosyncratic" opposition as an "intellectual" to "Freudianism," or as a "Russian emigre" to "Marxism."
Roth focuses on how psychoanalysis can illuminate the "disastrous failures" of Nabokov's "central characters." But if this psychoanalytic theory is accompanied by a cultural analysis of the social context for the "psyches" of these central characters, then it is something like the "age of frenzied heterosexualism" that must be understood as a "disastrous failure" in Pale Fire.
And while it would be fanciful to characterize Kinbote as some kind of pre-Stonewall gay activist, both the transgressive grafting of his "deviant" narrative onto Shade's hetero lyric and his insistent delineation of the erotics of male-male desire make it possible to read Pale Fire as the site of a sexual dissidence that begins to challenge "our cynical age of frenzied heterosexualism."
By the time Maurice enters Cambridge he has virtually succumbed to the heterosexualism
of his upbringing, terrorized by its relentless homophobia, convinced that he suffers from a unique affliction.
He said during his decade-long association with The Group he was in conflict between what he felt were genuinely warm people and the leadership's patriarchy and heterosexualism
that naturalized heterosexual relations.
and the Colonial / Modem Gender System." Hypatia, v.