Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest

Lauren Gail Berlant, Editor, Lisa Duggan, Editor New York University Press $70 (320p) ISBN 978-0-8147-9865-2
Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest, an anthology edited by Lauren Berlant (The Anatomy of National Fantasy), English professor and director of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, and Lisa Duggan (Sapphic Slashers), associate professor of American Studies and History at New York University, ""seeks a medium-range perspective offering reflective, after-the-fact assessments by politically progressive journalists, scholars, and activists."" A dialogue between academics Tyler Curtain and Dana D. Nelson on ""The Symbolics of Presidentialism,"" Simone Weil Davis's essay on a pornographic satire of presidential philandering and Catharine Lumby's exploration of ""the relationship between the phallus and the organ it represents"" exemplify some of this rigorous cultural criticism of intersections between politics and sensationalism.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2001
Release date: 03/01/2001
Paperback - 349 pages - 978-0-8147-9864-5
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