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The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory

Edited by: Noreen Giffney , Michael O’Rourke

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754671350
eBook ISBN: 9781315613482
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041894

10.4324/9781315613482
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This interdisciplinary volume of thirty original essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality. The terms ’queer’ and ’theory’ are put under interrogation by a combination of distinguished and emerging scholars from a wide range of international locations, in an effort to map the relations and disjunctions between them. These contributors are especially attendant to the many theoretical discourses intersecting with queer theory, including feminist theory, LGBT studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, disability studies, Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies and posthumanism, to name a few. This Companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of queer scholarship from the past two decades and identifies many current directions queer theorizing is taking, while also signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable and authoritative resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction: The ‘q’ Word Download PDF
Chapter  2:  On Being Post-Normal: Heterosexuality after Queer Theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Why Five Sexes Are Not Enough Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘The Scholars Formerly Known as …’: Bisexuality, Queerness and Identity Politics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Curious Persistence of Lesbian Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Making it Like a Drag King: Female-to-Male Masculinity and the Trans Culture of Boyhood Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Phenomenology, Embodiment and the Political Efficacy of Contingent Identity Claims Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Queer Posthumanism: Cyborgs, Animals, Monsters, Perverts Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Queering, Cripping Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Generic Definitions: Taxonomies of Identity in AIDS Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Rethinking the Place of Queer and the Erotic within Geographies of Sexualities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  To ‘Play the Sodomits’: A Query in Five Actions Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Queer, but Classless? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Queer-in the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘Things That Have the Potential to Go Terribly Wrong’: Homosexuality, Paedophilia and the Kincora Boys’ Home Scandal  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Queer Theory Goes to Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Queer Theory Meets Archaeology: Disrupting Epistemological Privilege and Heteronormativity in Constructing the Past Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Queer Case of Judicial Diversity: Sexuality, Law and Judicial Studies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Queerying Lesbian and Gay Psychology’s ‘Coming of Age’: Was the Past Just Kids’ Stuff? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  ‘Nothing to Hide … Nothing to Fear’: Discriminatory Surveillance and Queer Visibility in Great Britain and Northern Ireland Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Biologically Queer Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The New Queer Cartoon Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Post-Queer Considerations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Intimate Counter-Normativities: A Queer Analysis of Personal Life in the Early Twenty-First Century  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Queer Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Smacking My Bitch Up: Queer or What? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  ‘Quare’ Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know about Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘A Strange Perversity’: Bringing Out Desire between Women in Frankenstein  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sex and the Lubricative Ethic Download PDF
Chapter  30:  All Foucault and No Knickers: Assessing Claims for a Queer-Political Erotics Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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