The Ph.D. program is proud to announce the publication of Rosanne Kennedy’s new book, Rousseau in Drag: Deconstructing Gender. The book is being published by Palgrave/Macmillan and is scheduled to be released January 3, 2011.
Here is a brief description:
Rousseau in Drag is a provocative new interpretation of Rousseau’s gender politics. Kennedy reads Rousseau’s well-known flirtation with cross dressing as a starting point to dramatically reconsider the standard reading of Rousseau as a misogynist. In this work, Kennedy argues that rather than a figure of misogyny, Rousseau challenges normative gender identities, the couple, and traditional kinship relations. Reading Rousseau’s classical political and philosophical works alongside his literary and autobiographical texts, Kennedy offers us an alternative vision of both Rousseau’s sexual politics and his politics in general.
The book is now ready for pre-order on Amazon (and other sites).