Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory

Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory

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Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory by D. Richardson

The emergence of queer ideas has unsettled other forms of exploring gender and sexuality, in particular, feminism. In response, feminists have been significant critics of queer ideas. This book, through the contribution of important US and UK writers, explores the debates between feminist and queer theorizing in order to seek out interconnections between the two and identify new directions in thinking about sexuality and gender that may emerge out of and at the interface.

How are questions of cultures and identities being reconfigured? What political communities and strategies are becoming possible and impossible in this context? What kinds of theoretical connections and alliances are being made? In addressing these and other questions the chapter authors explore themes such as: queer or feminist?; the distance between the global and local; bringing material and cultural analysis together; and the general legacy of feminism and queer theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349522941
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

LINDA GARBER Associate Professor of English and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Santa Clara University, USA
JUDITH HALBERSTAM Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Feminist Research, University of Southern California, USA
ROSEMARY HENNESSY Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, University at Albany, SUNY, USA
STEVI JACKSON Professor of Women's Studies and Director of the Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, UK
CHET MEEKS Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgia State University, USA
ARLENE STEIN Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, USA
ANGELIA R. WILSON Lecturer in Feminist Political Theory, University of Manchester, UK

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vi
Notes on Contributors     vii
Introduction: At the Intersections of Feminist and Queer Debates   Janice McLaughlin   Mark E. Casey   Diane Richardson     1
Bordering Theory   Diane Richardson     19
Heterosexuality, Sexuality and Gender: Re-thinking the Intersections   Stevi Jackson     38
The Return of the Material: Cycles of Theoretical Fashion in Lesbian, Gay and Queer Studies   Janice McLaughlin     59
On the Evolution of Queer Studies: Lesbian Feminism, Queer Theory and Globalization   Linda Garber     78
Boys will be...Bois?: Or, Transgender Feminism and Forgetful Fish   Judith Halberstam     97
The Value of a Second Skin   Rosemary Hennessy     116
Refiguring the Family: Towards a Post-Queer Politics of Gay and Lesbian Marriage   Chet Meeks   Arlene Stein     136
Practically Between Post-Menopause and Post-Modern   Angelia Wilson     156
References     174
Index     189

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