Epistemology of the closet

In this condensed version of her book, Sedgwick reflects about the "closet" as a regime of regulation of gay and lesbian lives that is also important to heterosexuals since it guarantees their privileges. Sedgwick affirms the "closet", or the "open secret", has been basic to lesbian/gay life for the last century even after Stonewall (1969). She also states that this regime - with its contradictory and constraining rules and limits about privacy and disclosure, public and private, knowledge and ignorance - has served to shape the way in which many questions about values and epistemology were comprehended in the Western Society as a whole.

Closet; Open Secret; Knowledge; Sexuality; Truth


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