A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory

A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory

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By (author) Nikki Sullivan

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  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 10mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • ISBN 10: 0814798411
  • ISBN 13: 9780814798416
  • Sales rank: 173,812

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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 twentieth century. Sullivan goes on to provide a detailed overview of the complex ways in which queer theory has been employed, covering a diversity of key topics including: race, sadomasochism, straight sex, fetishism, community, popular culture, transgender, and performativity. Each chapter focuses on a distinct issue or topic, provides a critical analysis of the specific ways in which it has been responded to by critics (including Freud, Foucault, Derrida, Judith Butler, Jean-Luc Nancy, Adrienne Rich and Laura Mulvey), introduces key terms, and uses contemporary cinematic texts as examples.

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"This book is a succinct, pedagogically designed introduction. As classroom text, Sullivan's work is heady with vibrant debate and slim heuristics; her intellectual clarity is stunning." -"Choice",