In The Ethics of Opting Out, Mari Ruti provides an
accessible yet theoretically rigorous account of the ideological
divisions that have animated queer theory during the last decade,
paying particular attention to the field's rejection of dominant
neoliberal narratives of success, cheerfulness, and
self-actualization. More specifically, she focuses on queer
negativity in the work of Lee Edelman, Jack Halberstam, and Lynne
Huffer, and on the rhetoric of... more...