Queer Studies: An Interdiciplinary Reader / Edition 1

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Queer Studies covers the full range of issues, problems, and controversies in this still emerging field, including sexual politics, cultural constructions of sexuality, transnationalism, race and class, community, sexual citizenship, and the nation-state. An introductory essay written by the editors provides a comprehensive map to this new field, as well as a context for pivotal scholarship that promotes dialogue across the humanities and the social sciences and the interdisciplinary fields of queer studies and women's studies.\
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"There is much here that is fascinating and adds to our knowledge of the multiplicity of ways in which people experience and live their sexualities." Sexualities

"Refusing the easy collapse of queer studies into gay and lesbian studies, Corber and Valocchi offer scholars and activists a collection of essays that maps the complexities of non-normative desires as they are produced in and through social institutions, economic practices, disciplinary structures, and cultural discourse. In the process, they reclaim the political hope that queer studies is a radical intervention into regimes of being and knowing!" Robyn Wiegman, Duke University

"Queer Studies may very well be the first Reader that students and professors should consult to get an overview of the field. Interdisciplinary, ambitious, and accessible, the volume is a fine contribution to this dynamic field." Steven Seidman, University at Albany, State University of New York

"There is much here that is fascinating and adds to our knowledge of the multiplicity of ways in which people experience and live their sexualities" Richard Dunphy, University of Dundee

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631229162
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Practices, Identities, Communities
1 The Trouble with Harry Thaw 21
2 Hermaphrodites with Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism 31
3 Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS 46
4 Leatherdyke Boys and Their Daddies: How to Have Sex Without Women or Men 61
Pt. II The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality
5 The Trials of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology, and the Lesbian Subject in Turn-of-the-Century America 73
6 The Returns of Cleopatra Jones 88
7 (Male) Desire and (Female) Disgust: Reading Hustler 102
Pt. III Sexual Citizenship and the Nation-State
8 Perversity, Contamination, and the Dangers of Queer Domesticity 121
9 The Talk of the County: Revisiting Accusation, Murder, and Mississippi, 1895 142
10 The Brandon Teena Archive 159
11 Sex in Public 170
Pt. IV Transnationalizing Sexualities
12 Dying to Tell: Sexuality and Suicide in Imperial Japan 187
13 Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion 206
14 The Perfect Path: Gay Men, Marriage, Indonesia 218
15 A Man in the House: The Boyfriends of Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes 237
Index 255
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