• Social Science

Queer Theories


Author: Donald E. Hall
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403913560
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 1000
Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms 'gay' and 'lesbian' as identity categories, the reclamation of the word 'queer' as a term of radical self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual theories. Donald E. Hall also offers concrete applications of the abstract theories that he explores with imaginative new readings of works such as 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Orlando and The Color Purple.

    • Social Science

Queer Theory

An Introduction
Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742343
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
View: 5603
This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

    • Literary Criticism

Postcolonial and Queer Theories

Intersections and Essays
Author: John Charles Hawley
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313315916
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
View: 3776
Since the 1960s American and Western European gays have set the agenda for sexual liberation and defined its emergence. But homosexuality is a global phenomenon, and gay and lesbian cultures around the world do not always neatly fit Western paradigms. This book investigates the implied imposition of a heavily capitalistic, white, and generally male model on emerging nations and suggests alternative frameworks for describing sexuality. By combining postcolonial and queer theories, the contributors to this volume explore diverse manifestations of homosexuality in the emerging world and the equally diverse literary representations of gay and lesbian lifestyles in those countries.

    • Political Science

Playing with Fire

Queer Politics, Queer Theories
Author: Shane Phelan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415914178
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
View: 8376
The last five years have witnessed the birth of a vibrant new group of young scholars who are writing about queer law, politics, and policy--topics which are no longer treated as of interest only to lesbians and gay men, but which now garner the attention of political theorists of all stripes. Playing With Fire--the first scholarly collection on queer politics by US political theorists--opens the intersection of lesbian and gay studies and political theory to a wide audience. It covers a wide range of issues, including: the theory of queer identities; the contrasts among ethnic, racial, and sexual identities; the debate between liberals and communitarians; the right to privacy; and the meaning of equal citizenship.

    • Social Science

Feminism Meets Queer Theory


Author: Elizabeth Weed,Naomi Schor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253211187
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
View: 9170
"... innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." —Lambda Book Report When feminism meets queer theory, no introductions seem necessary. The two share common political interests—a concern for women's and gay and lesbian rights—and many of the same academic and intellectual roots. And yet, they can also seem like strangers, needing mediation, translation, clarification. This volume focuses on the encounters of feminist and queer theories, on the ways in which basic terms such as "male" and "female," "man" and "woman," "black," "white," "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" change meaning as they move from one body of theory to another. Along with essays by Judith Butler, Evelynn Hammonds, Biddy Martin, Kim Michasiw, Carole-Anne Tyler, and Elizabeth Weed, there are interviews: Judith Butler engages Rosi Braidotti and Gayle Rubin in separate revealing discussions. And there are critical exchanges: Rosi Braidotti and Trevor Hope exchange comments on his reading of her work; and Teresa de Lauretis responds to Elizabeth Grosz's review of her recent book.

Queer Theory, Gender Theory

An Instant Primer (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Riki Wilchins
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459608437
Category:
Page: 244
View: 7377
A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the work of postmodern theorists like Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault and Judith Butler that has redefined women's, gay and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire.

    • Social Science

Queer Methods and Methodologies

Intersecting Queer Theories and Social Science Research
Author: Catherine J. Nash
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317072669
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
View: 8953
Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken from diverse queer perspectives, and explores the limitations and potentials of queer engagements with social science research techniques and methodologies. With contributors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this truly international volume will appeal to anyone pursuing research at the intersections between social scientific research and queer perspectives, as well as those engaging with methodological considerations in social science research more broadly.

    • Social Science

Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory


Author: Mark Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317180488
Category: Social Science
Page: 182
View: 7891
Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of contexts in which they are not normally apparent. Engaging with a number of apparently 'non-sexual' topics, including embodiment and fieldwork, regimes of value, gifts and commodities, diversity discourses, biological essentialisms, intersectionality, the philosophy of Bergson and Deleuze, and the representation of heterosexuality in popular culture, this book moves to discuss central concerns of contemporary anthropology, drawing on both the latest anthropological research as well as classic theories. In broadening the field of queer anthropology and opening queer theory to a number of new themes, both empirical and theoretical, Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory will appeal not only to anthropologists and queer theorists, but also to geographers and sociologists concerned with questions of ontology, materiality and gender and sexuality.

    • Social Science

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory


Author: Nikki Sullivan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814798416
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 6751
A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts. The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how and why queer theory emerged in the West in the late twentieth century. Sullivan goes on to provide a detailed overview of the complex ways in which queer theory has been employed, covering a diversity of key topics including: race, sadomasochism, straight sex, fetishism, community, popular culture, transgender, and performativity. Each chapter focuses on a distinct issue or topic, provides a critical analysis of the specific ways in which it has been responded to by critics (including Freud, Foucault, Derrida, Judith Butler, Jean-Luc Nancy, Adrienne Rich and Laura Mulvey), introduces key terms, and uses contemporary cinematic texts as examples.

    • Social Science

Gender and Sexual Identity

Transcending Feminist and Queer Theory
Author: Julie L. Nagoshi,Craig T. Nagoshi,Stephan/ie Brzuzy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461489660
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
View: 8907
The first comprehensive presentation of an explicitly transgender theory. This theory goes beyond feminist and queer theory by incorporating the idea of fluid embodiment and lived experience in conceptualizing gender and sexual identity. Beyond developing a formulation of transgender theory that incorporates the socially constructed, embodied, and self-constructed aspects of identity in the narrative of lived experiences, the authors discuss the implications of this “trans-identity theory” for theory, research, and practice.

    • History

A Genealogy of Queer Theory


Author: William Benjamin Turner
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566397872
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1602
Who are queers, and what do they want? Could it be that we are all queers? Beginning with such questions, this book traces the roots of queer theory, examining the growing awareness that few people precisely fit standard categories for sexual and gender identities.

    • Philosophy

Queer Theory and Social Change


Author: Max H. Kirsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134737424
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
View: 2470
Queer Theory and Social Change argues that there is a crisis within Queer theory over whether or not its theories can actually deliver change. Max Kirsch presents a challenging alternative to the current fascination with post-modern analyses of identity, culture, and difference. It emphasizes the need for a discussion of the importance of communities and the role of globalization on queer movements.

    • Psychology

Foucault and Queer Theory


Author: Tamsin Spargo
Publisher: Totem Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 75
View: 8693
Foucault's theories on power, crime and sexuality have enourmously influenced the postmodern debates within postfeminism, cultural studies, sociology, and history.

    • Social Science

The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory


Author: Noreen Giffney,Michael O'Rourke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317041895
Category: Social Science
Page: 558
View: 5043
This interdisciplinary volume of thirty original essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality. The terms ’queer’ and ’theory’ are put under interrogation by a combination of distinguished and emerging scholars from a wide range of international locations, in an effort to map the relations and disjunctions between them. These contributors are especially attendant to the many theoretical discourses intersecting with queer theory, including feminist theory, LGBT studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, disability studies, Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies and posthumanism, to name a few. This Companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of queer scholarship from the past two decades and identifies many current directions queer theorizing is taking, while also signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable and authoritative resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

    • Political Science

Queer Apocalypses

Elements of Antisocial Theory
Author: Lorenzo Bernini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331943361X
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
View: 3535
This book is an attempt to save “the sexual” from the oblivion to which certain strands in queer theory tend to condemn it, and at the same time to limit the risks of anti-politics and solipsism contained in what has been termed antisocial queer theory. It takes a journey from Sigmund Freud to Mario Mieli and Guy Hocquenghem, from Michel Foucault and Judith Butler to Teresa de Lauretis, Leo Bersani, Lee Edelman, and Tim Dean, and from all of these thinkers back to Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes. At the end, through readings of Bruce LaBruce’s movies on gay zombies, the elitism of antisocial queer theory is brought into contact with popular culture. The living dead come to represent a dispossessed form of subjectivity, whose monstrous drives are counterposed to predatory desires of liberal individuals. The reader is thus lead into the interstitial spaces of the Queer Apocalypses, where the past and the future collapse onto the present, and sexual minorities resurrect to the chance of a non-heroic political agency.

    • Social Science

Queer Theory

The French Response
Author: Bruno Perreau
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503600467
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 738
In 2012 and 2013, masses of French citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against a bill on gay marriage. But demonstrators were not merely denouncing its damaging effects; they were also claiming that its origins lay in "gender theory," an ideology imported from the United States. By "gender theory" they meant queer theory in general and, more specifically, the work of noted scholar Judith Butler. Now French opponents to gay marriage, supported by the Vatican, are attacking school curricula that explore male/female equality, which they claim is further proof of gender theory's growing empire. They fear that this pro-homosexual propaganda will not only pervert young people, but destroy the French nation itself. What are the various facets of the French response to queer theory, from the mobilization of activists and the seminars of scholars to the emergence of queer media and the decision to translate this or that kind of book? Ironically, perceiving queer theory as a threat to France means overlooking the fact that queer theory itself has been largely inspired by French thinkers. By examining mutual influences across the Atlantic, Bruno Perreau analyzes changes in the idea of national identity in France and the United States. In the process, he offers a new theory of minority politics: an ongoing critique of norms is not only what gives rise to a feeling of belonging; it is the very thing that founds citizenship.

    • Social Science

Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory


Author: Jayne Caudwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134209622
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 7029
The first book focusing exclusively on this subject, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory captures the newest and best writing on an emerging focus of study that brings in perspectives from a number of disciplines including sports studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, and queer studies. An accessible introduction to this dynamic field, this is an explorative analysis of lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual and intersex people’s experiences of sport as well as a rigorous theoretical consideration of sociological and political issues. Bringing together in a single source an exciting array of contributions, this is an ideal source of inspiration for anyone involved in this rapidly growing field, and fills a need for an excellent introduction to the main themes and issues.

    • Law

Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire


Author: Robert Leckey,Kim Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135147884
Category: Law
Page: 240
View: 6386
Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire uses queer theory to examine the complex interactions of law, culture, and empire. Building on recent work on empire, and taking contextual, socio-legal, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches, it studies how activists and scholars engaged in queer theory projects can unwittingly advance imperial projects and how queer theory can itself show imperial ambitions. The authors – from five continents – delve into examples drawn from Bollywood cinema to California’s 2008 marriage referendum. The chapters view a wide range of texts – from cultural productions to laws and judgments – as regulatory forces requiring scrutiny from outside Western, heterosexual privilege. This innovative collection goes beyond earlier queer legal work, engaging with recent developments, featuring case studies from India, South Africa, the US, Australasia, Eastern Europe, and embracing the frames offered by different disciplinary lenses. Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire will be of particular interest to students and researchers in the fields of socio-legal studies, comparative law, law and gender/sexuality, and law and culture.

    • Gay and lesbian studies

Queer Theory

A Bibliography
Author: Joan Nordquist
Publisher: Reference & Research Services
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gay and lesbian studies
Page: 64
View: 4793

    • Philosophy

Deleuze and Queer Theory


Author: Chrysanthi Nigianni
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748634061
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
View: 9526
This exciting collection of work introduces a major shift in debates on sexuality: a shift away from discourse, identity and signification, to a radical new conception of bodily materialism. Moving away from the established path known as queer theory, itsuggests an alternative to Butler's matter/representation binary. It thus dares to askhow to think sexuality and sex outside the discursive and linguistic context that hascome to dominate contemporary research in social sciences and humanities. Deleuze and Queer Theory is a provocative and often militant collection that explores a diverse range of themes including: the revisiting of the term 'queer'; a rethinking of the sex-gender distinction as being implied in Queer Theory; an exploration of queer temporalities; the non/re-reading of the homosexual body/desire and the becoming-queer of the Deleuze/Guattari philosophy. It will be essential reading for anyone interested not just in Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy, but also in the fields of sexuality, gender and feminist theory.