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How Queer Theory Makes Neoliberalism Sexy, Martha T. Mccluskey Jan 2009

How Queer Theory Makes Neoliberalism Sexy, Martha T. Mccluskey

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Published in Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson & Adam P. Romero, eds.

Some strands of queer theory have echoed conservative law-and-economics (neoliberalism) in criticizing feminism's turn to the state and to moral principle to solve problems of dependency and dominance. But on closer analysis, queer anti-statism and anti-moralism itself relies on and reinforces the identity conventions and regulatory constraints it claims to unsettle. The meaningful question for queer theory, for feminism, and for legal economics, is what kind of state and morality to pursue, not whether individual choice and private …