Introduction: Empires of Love
1 For other approaches to the intersection of intimacy and liberalism see
Giddens, The Transformation of Intimacy; Berlant, Intimacy; Wiegman,
‘‘Intimate Publics’’; Duggan, Twilight of Equality; and Gal, ‘‘A Semi-
otics of the Public/Private Distinction.’’
2 Wittgenstein, On Certainty, 22.
3 E. Wilson, Psychosomatic, 21.
4 Ibid., 22.
5 Ibid., 23.
6 Brian Massumi makes a compatible point in A User’s Guide to Capital
and Schizophrenia.
7 For different trajectories of this legacy, see Halperin, How to Do the His-
tory of Homosexuality; Eribon, Michel Foucault; Sawicki, Disciplining
Foucault; Martin, ‘‘Feminism, Criticism, and Foucault.’’
8 Butler, ‘‘Against Proper Objects.’’
9 See, for instance, Navarro, ‘‘Experts in Sex Field’’ and Goode, ‘‘Cer-
tain Words.’’
10 For example, see Pateman, The Sexual Contract; Parker et al., Nation-
alisms and Sexualities; Berlant, The Queen of America; Warner, The
Trouble with Normal; Alexander, ‘‘Not Just Anyone Can be a Citizen’’;
Stoler, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power; Mahmood, Politics of
Piety; and Arondekar, ‘‘Border/Line Sex.’’
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