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A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory / Edition 1

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory / Edition 1

by Nikki Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814798411

ISBN-13: 9780814798416

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814798416
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
633,253
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
1The Social Construction of Same-Sex Desire: Sin, Crime, Sickness1
2Assimilation or Liberation, Sexuality or Gender?22
3Queer: A Question of Being or A Question of Doing?37
4Queer Race57
5Performance, Performativity, Parody, and Politics81
6Transsexual Empires and Transgender Warriors99
7Queering 'Straight' Sex119
8Community and its Discontents136
9Sadomasochism as Resistance?151
10Fetishism(s) and the Politics of Perversion168
11Queering Popular Culture189
Bibliography207
Index225

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