Queer Theories / Edition 1

Queer Theories / Edition 1

by Donald E. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333775406

ISBN-13: 9780333775400

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333775400
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Transitions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What "Queer Theories" Can Do For You
Part I: The Social Construction of Queer Theories
• A Brief, Slanted History of Homosexual Activity
• Who and What is "Queer?"
• Queering Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Part II: Queer Readings
• The Queerness of 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
• Queering the Self: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
• Reading for Excess:" Orlando," "Giovanni's Room," "The Color Purple"
Part III: Post Queer?
• W(h)ither Identity?

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