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Paco Vidarte (March 1, 1970 - January 29, 2008)

Francisco "Paco" Javier Vidarte Fernández (1 March 1970 - 29 January 2008 in Madrid) was a Spanish philosopher, writer and LGBT-activist.

After studying philosophy at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC) in Madrid/Spain, as well as psychoanalysis (Master, Universidad Complutense Madrid) and pedagogy (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica (CAP), UPC/Madrid), Vidarte became a Doctor of Philosophy at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid with his dissertation about Jacques Derrida.

From the mid-90s onwards, Paco Vidarte, who was gay, was an active member of the gay movement in Spain, and especially Madrid. He was a member of the group "Radical Gai", and later became one of the leading theoretics and philosophers of the Spanish LGBT-groups. Vidarte was the first to discuss "Teoría Queer" (Queer Theory) at Spanish university and published an impressive, internationally renowned number of articles and books about J. Dérrida as well as about LGTB-theory.

He was a professor at UNED-university until his death in Madrid in 2008, caused by a malign form of lymphatic cancer and HIV.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paco_Vidarte

Further Readings:

Etica marica/ Ethics Marica (Spanish Edition) by Paco Vidarte
Paperback: 177 pages
Publisher: Egales Editorial (November 30, 2007)
Language: Spanish
ISBN-10: 8488052529
ISBN-13: 978-8488052520
Amazon: Etica marica/ Ethics Marica (Spanish Edition)

Queer in Europe (Queer Interventions) by Lisa Downing & Robert Gillett
Hardcover: 202 pages
Publisher: Ashgate (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1409404641
ISBN-13: 978-1409404644
Amazon: Queer in Europe (Queer Interventions)

Queer in Europe takes stock of the intellectual and social status and treatment of queer in the New Europe of the twenty-first century, addressing the ways in which the Anglo-American term and concept 'queer' is adapted in different national contexts, where it takes on subtly different overtones, determined by local political specificities and intellectual traditions. Bringing together contributions by carefully chosen relevant experts, this book explores key aspects of queer in a range of European national contexts, including: Belgium, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Nordic Region, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain. Rather than prescribing a universalizing definition, the book engages with a wide spectrum of what is meant by 'queer', as each chapter negotiates the contested border between direct queer activist action based on identity categories, and more plural queer strategies that call these categories into question. The first volume in English devoted to the exploration of queer in Europe, this book makes an important intervention in contemporary queer studies.

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Gay Classics


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