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Queer Theory : Readers in Cultural Criticism - Iain Morland

Queer Theory

Readers in Cultural Criticism

Paperback Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781403916945
Number Of Pages: 225

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Queer Theory is one of the most contested and intellectually complex movements in contemporary sexual politics. Where did it come from, and what does it do? Is queer theory only for queers? If you have ever wanted to be a leather daddy, been puzzled by performativity, tried to measure bisexuality, or wondered whether Diana, Princess of Wales could be a gay icon, Queer Theory is required reading.

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. The fifteen articles - including two specially commissioned contributions, as well as an engaging introduction - map, contextualise, and challenge queer theory's project both within and beyond the academy. Helpful critical summaries that link the selections, and suggestions for further reading, make this volume perfect for anyone approaching queer theory for the first time.

'Contains some of the gems of queer theory, as well as providing new material.' - Jay Prosser, University of Leeds, and author of Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality 'Queer Theory is a creative, bold, and inspiring collection, a timely queer tour de force that any one seriously interested in the cultural politics of sexuality cannot afford to miss. Its political import lies in the fact that it provides the reader with easy access to moments, debates, and ideas which have played a crucial role in the historical development of queer theory and practice, as well as to a broad range of contemporary texts that critically engage with, and make interventions into, the discursive construction of subjectivity, sexuality, sociality, and the relations between them.' - Nikki Sullivan, Macquarie University, and author of A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory 'The book will be accessible to a wide range of readers, but also does a great service towards pushing the envelope of queer theory, and presenting the keen theoretical insights that queer theory allows us.' - Damien E. Riggs, Lesbian& Gay Psychology Review

From Here to Queer: Radical Feminism, Postmodernism, and the Lesbian Menace
Gay Men, Lesbians, and Sex: Doing it Together
1,112 and Counting
The Leather Daddy and the Femme
The Return to Biology
Intersex Activism, Feminism and Psychology
A Brief, Slanted History of 'Homosexual' Activity
Gender Fucking or Fucking Gender?
All Dragged Up and Nowhere to Go? Towards a GenderFusion
Contagious Word: Paranoia and "Homosexuality" in the Military
I'd Rather Be the Princess than the Queen!: Mourning Diana as Gay Icon
Identity Judgements, Queer Politics
Summaries and Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
List of Illustrations
General Editor's Preface
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ISBN: 9781403916945
ISBN-10: 1403916942
Series: Readers in Cultural Criticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1