Queer Theory, Gender Theory

An Instant Primer (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Riki Wilchins
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459608437
Category:
Page: 244
View: 3644
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.

    • Bisexuality

Queer Theory, Gender Theory


Author: Riki Wilchins
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 9781626010895
Category: Bisexuality
Page: 174
View: 1082
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 Theory

An Introduction
Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742343
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
View: 9397
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.

    • Social Science

Feminism is Queer

The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory
Author: Mimi Marinucci
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783606789
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 6949
In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci provides a valuable introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory, and develops the innovative concept of queer feminism, which treats queer theory as being continuous with feminist theory. While there were significant conceptual tensions between second-wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer feminism offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex and sexuality that overcomes this conflict in order to foster solidarity between those campaigning for women’s rights and those for LGBTQ rights. This updated and expanded edition engages with the latest developments in feminism and queer theory, including the new forms of both feminism and 'antifeminism' which have developed within online communities, the growing prominence of trans experiences in popular media, and the relevancy of queer feminism to a new generation of feminist activists. Feminism is Queer remains the indispensable guide for anyone with an interest in gender, sexuality, and the connections between feminism and queer issues.

    • 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: 2614
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.

    • Social Science

Queer Theory

The French Response
Author: Bruno Perreau
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503600467
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6150
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.

    • Literary Criticism

Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance

Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England
Author: John S. Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134676573
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 202
View: 8522
In this volume, the author offers a substantial reconsideration of same-sex relations in the early modern period, and argues that early modern writers – rather than simply celebrating a classical friendship model based in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on classical models for idealized friendship. This book redirects scholarly conversations regarding gender, sexuality, classical receptions, and the economic aspects of social relations in the early modern period. It points to new directions in the application of queer theory to Renaissance literature by examining group friendship as a celebrated social formation in the work of early modern writers from Shakespeare to Milton. This volume will be of interest to scholars of the early modern period in England, as well as to those interested in the intersections between literature and gender studies, economic history and the economic aspects of social relations, the classics and the classical tradition, and the history of sexuality.

    • Social Science

Queer Theories


Author: Donald E. Hall
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403913560
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 4968
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

Feminism Meets Queer Theory


Author: Elizabeth Weed,Naomi Schor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253211187
Category: Social Science
Page: 341
View: 5069
"... 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.

    • Literary Criticism

Mad for Foucault

Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory
Author: Lynne Huffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231149182
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
View: 8816
Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed.

    • Literary Criticism

The Queer Turn in Feminism

Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender
Author: Anne Emmanuelle Berger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0823253856
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
View: 4161
At a time when gender and queer theories appear to its American proponents to have exhausted themselves, they are hailed in France as something "new". Yet, more than any area of late 20th-century thinking, gender theory and its avatars have been to a large extent a Franco-American invention. A Franco-American scholar, the author uses this particular temporal and intellectual juncture to look again at a certain history and theory of "gender" and "sexuality."

    • Social Science

Queer Race

Cultural Interventions in the Racial Politics of Queer Theory
Author: Ian Barnard
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820470887
Category: Social Science
Page: 146
View: 3751
One of the first extended and theoretically informed investigations of queer theory's racial inscription, "Queer Race" understands race as inextricably sexualized, as sexuality is always racially marked. The book critically and playfully explores intellectual and political deployments of the term -queer-, gay pornographic videos about South Africa, contemporary literary representations of interracial gay desire, the writings of Gloria Anzaldua, and Jeffrey Dahmer's criminal trial. Through these explorations, "Queer Race" charts a framework for understanding the -race- of queer theory that both tests queer theory's limits and suggests its future inter-relations with anti-racist work."

    • History

A Genealogy of Queer Theory


Author: William Benjamin Turner
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566397872
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4498
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.

    • Gender identity

Queer Theory


Author: Iain Morland,Annabelle Willox
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230211623
Category: Gender identity
Page: 225
View: 2978
This vibrant anthology of groundbreaking work by influential scholars, activists, performers, and visual artists is essential for anyone with an interest in sexuality studies or gender activism.

    • Social Science

Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory


Author: D. Richardson,J. McLaughlin,M. Casey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230625266
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 6724
Queer ideas have unsettled other forms of exploring gender and sexuality in particular feminism and feminists have been significant critics. This book explores the debates between feminist and queer theorizing to seek out interconnections and identify new directions in thinking about sexuality and gender that may emerge out of and at the interface.

    • 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: 8379
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

Playing with Fire

Queer Politics, Queer Theories
Author: Shane Phelan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415914178
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
View: 5153
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

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory


Author: Nikki Sullivan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814798403
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 4581
"Will be welcomed by all interested in African history and anthropology. A valuable contribution and a rich mine of material." --Journal of African History In many parts of the African Muslim world, slavery still blights the landscape. What are the origins of this terrible institution? Why is it still practiced? How widespread is it and how does it differ from Western chattel slavery? This book tells the story of how the enslavement of Africans by Berbers, Arabs, and other Africans became institutionalized and legitimized throughout Muslim Africa. A classic, pioneering study, first published in 1971 and extensively updated in this revised edition, Slavery in the History of Black Muslim Africa provides an expansive portrait of domestic slavery from the tenth to the nineteenth century in the context of the religious, social, and economic conditions of the African Islamic world. Drawing on a host of accounts from contemporary observers such as Leo Africanus and Ibn Battuta, Fisher and Fisher describe the status and rights of slaves in Africa, and their various roles as currency, goods, eunuchs, soldiers, and statesmen, as well as the jarring historical interruption brought on by slave raiders and traders in West and North Africa.

    • Homosexuality

Marxism, Queer Theory, Gender


Author: Masʼud Zavarzadeh,Teresa L. Ebert,Donald E. Morton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967454504
Category: Homosexuality
Page: 336
View: 1234

    • Education

Gender, Feminism, and Queer Theory in the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices


Author: Monica Taylor,Lesley Coia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462096864
Category: Education
Page: 174
View: 8778
This edited volume gives explicit attention to the influence of gender, feminism, and queer theory in self-study of teacher education practices. It builds on the self-study community’s interest in social justice that has mostly been focused on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and power, as well as broad conceptions that include multiculturalism and ways of knowing. This is the time to examine gender both because our community is growing and because of the reconceptualization of issues of gender, feminism, and queer theory in teacher education. This collection of papers provides a space for members of the self-study field, from founders to welcomed new members, along with the general community of teacher educators to problematize these issues through a variety of theoretical lenses. As always with self-study the impetus of the research is on the improvement of individual practice. Readers will find innovative approaches and insights into their own work as teacher educators.