Queer Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

Queer Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Annamarie Jagose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814742343

ISBN-13: 9780814742341

Pub. Date: 02/20/1997

Publisher: New York University Press

The political and academic appropriation of the term queer over the last several years has marked a shift in the study of sexuality from a focus on supposedly essential categories as gay and lesbian to more fluid or queer notions of sexual identity. Yet queer is a category still in the process of formation. In Queer Theory, Annamarie Jagose provides a clear

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The political and academic appropriation of the term queer over the last several years has marked a shift in the study of sexuality from a focus on supposedly essential categories as gay and lesbian to more fluid or queer notions of sexual identity. Yet queer is a category still in the process of formation. In Queer Theory, Annamarie Jagose provides a clear and concise explanation of queer theory, tracing it as part of an intriguing history of same-sex love over the last century.

Blending insights from prominent theorists such as Judith Butler and David Halperin, Jagose argues that queer theory's challenge is to create new ways of thinking, not only about fixed sexual identities such as heterosexual and homosexual, but also about other supposedly essential notions such as sexuality and gender and even man and woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814742341
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/20/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
141,111
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Theorising Same-Sex Desire7
What is homosexuality exactly?7
The invention of homosexuality10
Homosexuality and heterosexuality16
3The Homophile Movement22
4Gay Liberation30
5Lesbian Feminism44
6Limits of Identity58
7Queer72
Homosexual, lesbian or gay, queer72
The post-structuralist context of queer75
Performativity and identity83
HIV/AIDS discourse93
Queer identity96
8Contestations of Queer101
9Afterword127
Notes133
Bibliography137
Index150

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