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April 15th, 2005
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Thesis on Identity Politics
My friend Jamie Heckert has submitted his PhD Thesis, Resisting Orientation: On the Complexities of Desire and the Limits of Identity Politics

and you can read it at
http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/~heckert/thesis/

I fancy I had something to do with heading Jamie toward this topic, having been the first woman he found himself attracted to back when he had spent his life identifying as gay (despite tremendous pressure from his Iowa home town and family). Grinnell College, where we went to school, had a wonderful GLBT community and yet even it had political striations along GL/B/T lines (GLBT is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, for those who don't know). I hope his work gets a lot of attention.

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From:kyril
Date:April 15th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
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One might add "transgendered" under T, or just broaden it to "trans"...but that's picking nits.

And I hadn't heard, until I read the dedication, about C Evans passing. :(
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From:kyril
Date:April 15th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and Grinnell did (hopefully still does) have a wonderful GLBT community. There was a rumor among the townies that everyone in the College was gay, but that was way off--but we had way more than the "1 in 10" we were supposed to have.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 15th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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And I hadn't heard, until I read the dedication, about C Evans passing. :(


yeah. I believe that was just last year. I didn't know C but Jamie was very close to him and his loss has hit him pretty hard.
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