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A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory by Nikki Sullivan

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Published by NYU Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social Science,
  • Lesbian Studies,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Social Science / Gay Studies,
  • Social Science : Lesbian Studies,
  • Homosexuality,
  • Philosophy,
  • Queer theory

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8046247M
ISBN 100814798403
ISBN 109780814798409

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  This book offers a good, solid overview of queer theories, though sometimes the discussions are too brief to be very useful. What Sullivan does extremely well is focus the reader on the fact that queer theory is a destabilizing force that refuses distinct categorization, which is one of the trickiest parts for new scholars to pin down/5.   A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory is a book I will be keeping on my shelves, and I would recommend it to students new to queer theory and queer textual analysis as a reference point from whence to begin their own explorations. Synopsis. This new take on Queer Theory explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have /5(6). Find books like A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked A Critical Introductio. Queer Theory: A Rough Introduction. Queer theory’s origin is hard to clearly define, since it came from multiple critical and cultural contexts, including feminism, post-structuralist theory, radical movements of people of color, the gay and lesbian movements, AIDS activism, many sexual subcultural practices such as sadomasochism, and : Literatures and Languages Library.

I chose this book because I had encountered the notion of 'queer theory' in articles I'd been reading, etc. and wanted to know more, or even to pin down what exactly it is. From other sources, I have found texts surrounding 'queer theory' to be jargon-riddled and sometimes impenetrable, but this critical introduction offers a clear and /5(7). A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory / Edition 1. by Nikki Sullivan The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how and why queer theory emerged in the West in the late twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a distinct issue or topic, provides a critical analysis of the Brand: New York University Press. Explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how and why queer theory emerged in the West in the late twentieth century. Sullivan goes on to provide a detailed overview of the complex ways in. A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts. The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how and why queer theory emerged in the West in the late.

  A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory is a book I will be keeping on my shelves, and I would recommend it to students new to queer theory and queer textual analysis as a reference point from whence to begin their own explorations. show more/5(). Get this from a library! A critical introduction to queer theory. [Nikki Sullivan] -- This new take on Queer Theory explores the way in which sexuality, subjectivity, and sociality have been discussed in cultural contexts. It begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in. Get this from a library! A critical introduction to queer theory. [Nikki Sullivan] -- "This new take on Queer Theory explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts. The book begins by putting.   Queer theory is a rapidly growing field in the critical theory tradition. Often examining the intersection of capitalism, gender, heterosexism and the state, queer theory is constantly seeking to break down norms and question the status quo. We spoke to a few queer theory aficionados and came up with this list of 20 must-read queer theory texts.