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Critique Essay History Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection

By Holly Lewis, 2016

In The Politics of Everybody, Holly Lewis argues powerfully that the emphasis on desire, though seemingly innocuous, is actually symptomatic of neoliberal habits of thought, and consequently, is responsible for a continued focus on the limited politics of identity. Instead, Lewis shows, we should look to the arena of body production, categorization, and exclusion; only through such a reorientation can we create a politics of liberation that is truly inclusive and grounded in lived experience.

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