Has Queer Theory "grown out" of Feminism - in both senses? If it has, is that process a coming-out story? Despite a parallel chronology, with 1969 marking a key moment for both movements, and despite all their common and mutual debts, the political differences with which both are all too familiar affect their own relationship as well. One difference may be generational, with the 70s women's movement acting as mother or midwife to the 90s generation of queers: another may be between the overlapping but distinct debates of gender and sexuality: a third between the different situations of men and women. But do these views themselves create arbitrary and caricatural oppositions between two bodies of ideas that should remain vitally connected? This book opens up a number of original and challenging approaches to these questions, with contributors (from the fields of literature, philosophy, film studies, anthropology and psychoanalysis) including Emily Apter, Trevor Hope, Biddy Martin and Gayle Rubin.