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Scholarly yet provocatively written, Academic Outlaws presents a discussion of how life in the academic world is experienced by gay men and lesbian women. Using a narrative style that mixes autobiography, case study data and fiction, William G Tierney provides timely insight into the challenges gays and lesbians face in higher education and proposes an alternative process for redefining long-established cultural norms.
Setting the Record 'Straight'
PART ONE: THEORETICAL INTERSECTIONS OF CULTURAL STUDIES AND QUEER THEORY
A Cartography of Culture
Queer Theory as Cultural Politics
Dining at the Table of the Norm
A World of Five-Second Comments
PART TWO: ACADEMIC PORTRAITS AND STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
The Academic Closet
Queering the Academy
Structure and Change
Looking Back, Looking Forward