Rosi Braidotti, Nomadic Theory: The Portable Rosi Braidotti, Columbia University Press, 2012
Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an original and powerful alternative for scholars working in cultural and social criticism and has, over the past decade, crept into continental philosophy, queer theory, and feminist, postcolonial, techno-science, media, and race studies, as well as into architecture, history, and anthropology. This collection provides a core introduction to Braidotti's nomadic theory and its innovative formulations, which playfully engage with Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, and a host of political and cultural issues.
Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, Columbia University Press, 1991
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America is a non-fiction book by Lillian Faderman chronicling lesbian life in the 20th century. The book describes lesbian history as a pattern of alternately tolerant and intolerant decades for American lesbians between 1900 and 1960, as well as the improvements and adverse developments that the author perceives to have taken place since the 1960s.
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers presents—along with research derived from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, and pop-culture artifacts—a symphony of living lesbian voices, composed from extensive interviews conducted by Faderman, who makes it clear that lesbians deserve to speak for themselves and not be defined by outsiders. This book is not concerned with speculations surrounding the definitions of “lesbian” or “sexual drive,” but with “tracing the development of lesbian subcultures,” and with “the metamorphoses and diversity of lesbians as they related individually and/or collectively to changing eras in American life,” as the introduction states.