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Shifting GroundKnowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness$
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Naomi Scheman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.001.0001

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Queering the Center by Centering the Queer

Queering the Center by Centering the Queer

Reflections on Transsexuals and Secular Jews

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(p.111) Chapter 7 Queering the Center by Centering the Queer
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Shifting Ground
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Naomi Scheman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0008

This chapter deconstructs the privileged subjectivity inherent in social “norms of selfhood,” by decentralizing paradigmatic definitions of sex, gender, race, and religion. Heterosexuality and Christianity are upheld as pinnacles of morality at the expense of other beliefs and practices, disregarding what would be considered “normal” for those marginalized groups. To rectify this, the author suggests employing a Wittgensteinian “confusion” in order to better comprehend the context—by understanding the “unintelligible” nature and perspectives of the marginalized, in order to appreciate the history and normativity particular to each group and come to a proper sense of unity.

Keywords:   heterosexuality, Christianity, morality, marginalized groups, privileged subjectivity, norms of selfhood, normativity

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