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Queer Theory (Readers in Cultural Criticism)

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cultural studies,
  • Gay & Lesbian studies,
  • Literary theory,
  • Lesbianism,
  • Gender identity,
  • Social Science,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Textbooks,
  • Sociology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Lesbian Studies,
  • Social Science / Gay Studies,
  • Homosexuality

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsIain Morland (Editor), Annabelle Willox (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8399257M
    ISBN 101403916942
    ISBN 109781403916945

    Future of Queer Theory: As a whole, queer theorists disagree about many things, but the one thing they do not disagree on is that if queer theory is to be understood as a way to test the established and stable categories of identity, then it should not be defined too early or at all because of the possibility of it becoming too limited. Butler traces the feminist theorist Monique Wittig 's thinking about lesbianism as the one recourse to the constructed notion of sex. It features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. Choice cultural analysis that offers scholars of both queer theory and Jewish studies fresh avenues for thought and research Michael G. In their original visual depictions rendered respectively by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, these young men possess slender, lithe bodies that negotiate a budding masculinity and nascent androgynous, near-feminine delicacy.

    Butler argues instead that gender is performative: no identity exists behind the acts that supposedly "express" gender, and these acts constitute, rather than express, the illusion of the stable gender identity. For Kristeva, poetic writing and maternity are the sole culturally permissible ways for women to return to the maternal body that bore them, and female homosexuality is an impossibility, a near psychosis. With the case of the performance artists, I have been given privy to a world for which I had little prior knowledge as issues of race, ethnicity, and sexuality collide when the minority subject playfully destabilizes the hegemonic discourses of dominant majority spaces. GenderWatch GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. In their original visual depictions rendered respectively by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, these young men possess slender, lithe bodies that negotiate a budding masculinity and nascent androgynous, near-feminine delicacy. Butler instead places Barbin's early day not in a "happy limbo" but along a larger trajectory, always part of a larger network of social control.

    Women's Studies International Provides citations and some abstracts to the core areas of Women's studies. That logic compels us, to the extent that we would register as politically responsible, to submit to the framing of political debate-and, indeed, of the political field-as defined by the terms of what this book describes as reproductive futurism: terms that impose an ideological limit on political discourse as such, preserving in the process the absolute privilege of heteronormativity by rendering unthinkable, by casting outside the political domain, the possibility of a queer resistance to this organizing principle of communal relations. The collection includes documents ranging from letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, letters and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community. The ups and downs of political fortune may measure the social order's pulse, but queerness, by contrast, figures, outside and beyond its political symptoms, the place of the social order's death drive: a place, to be sure, of abjection expressed in the stigma, sometimes fatal, that follows from reading that figure literally, and hence a place from which liberal politics strives-and strives quite reasonably, given its unlimited faith in reason-to disassociate the queer. Also includes full-text access to over 5, journals. To the contrary, I mean to insist that nothing, and certainly not what we call the "good," can ever have any assurance at all in the order of the Symbolic.


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Queer Theory book

But more than that, the book makes reading serious essays about homosexuality fun again. Even proponents of abortion rights, while promoting the freedom of women to control their own bodies through reproductive choice, recurrently frame their political struggle, mirroring their anti-abortion foes, as a "fight for our children-for our daughters and our sons," and thus as a fight for the future.

What, in that case, would it signify not to be "fighting for the children"? Buy This Book in Print summary Late Victorian aesthetes were dedicated to the belief that an artwork's value derived solely from its beauty, rather than any moral or utilitarian purpose. This remarkable collection of Queer Theory book re-draws the lines of this encounter, offering provocative, exciting challenges to both its contributing authors and its readers.

Reading this book is not a passive experience but one requiring active participation in an examination of the ways cultural discourses of sexuality shape transferences and clinical engagement.

Activist groups pushed back in the 's against the lack of government intervention after the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. This structural inability of the subject to merge with the self for which it sees itself as a signifier in the eyes of the Other necessitates various strategies designed to suture the subject in the space of meaning where Symbolic and Imaginary overlap.

DOI: Seventeen insightful essays show how those inventions are mutually implicated Butler criticizes Kristeva, claiming that her insistence on a "maternal" that precedes culture and on poetry as a return to the maternal body is essentialist: "Kristeva conceptualizes this maternal instinct as having an ontological status prior to the paternal law, but she fails to consider the way in which that very law might well be the cause of the very desire it is said to repress" No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

Politics, that is, names the struggle to effect a fantasmatic order of reality in which the subject's alienation would vanish into the seamlessness of identity at the endpoint of the endless chain of signifiers lived as history.

Heteronormativity is a form of power and control that applies pressure to both straight and gay individuals, through institutional arrangements and accepted social norms. Gender is thereby produced in order to create stabile, primary, and recognizable identities.

It may seem, however, that there is a difference between the embodying or performing of gender norms and the performative use of discourse. The notion of "sex" is always coded as female, according to Wittig, a way to designate the non-male through an absence.

When I argue, then, that we might do well to attempt what is surely impossible-to withdraw our allegiance, however compulsory, from a reality based on the Ponzi scheme of reproductive futurism-I do not intend to propose some "good" that will thereby be assured.

Later that year, a second edition was published by Routledge. As the characters aged into early manhood, according to comic-book time in the s and 80s, they were gradually depicted with more developed, yet natural, musculature by later artists.

She suggests finally that Foucault's surprising deviation from his ideas on repression in the introduction might be a sort of "confessional moment", or vindication of Foucault's own homosexuality of which he rarely spoke and on which he permitted himself only once to be interviewed.Aug 26,  · Example keywords: queer, queer theory, lesbianism, gay, LGBT.

You might chose to use subject headings and/or terms, which are terms used to describe what the document contains. Searching through subject headings will give you materials that are specifically about that topic. It is also seeking to represent the major winners of both the Author: Literatures and Languages Library.

Queer people have always existed, but our existence has been covered up and buried. It can feel like we have no history, which is alienating.

Derrida and Queer Theory

All Out is a much-needed book, because it locates queer people (teens in particular) through time. It is also optimistic historical fiction.

Discover librarian-selected research resources on Queer Theory from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Home» Browse» Literature» Literary Theory» Queer Theory.

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/5(17).

In Queer Theory: An Introduction, 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, from mid-century homophile movements to gay liberation, the women's movement and lesbian feminism, to the re-appropriation of the term "queer".1/5(1).

Dec 01,  · The publication of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question is reason to get excited [it] juggles theoretical concerns with popular culture and never condescends.

Queer Theory

But more than that, the book makes reading serious essays about homosexuality fun again.