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Queering paradigms / Burkhard Scherer (ed)
Bib ID 5808198
Format BookBook
Description New York, NY : P. Lang, ©2010 
vii, 350 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9783039119707

This book brings together original, peer-reviewed research providing new perspectives on the status quo and challenges for the future of Queer Theory / Queer Studies. Drawing inspiration from the conference in Queer Studies that was held at Canterbury Christ Church University in February and March 2009, the chapters offer analyses and insights into changing academic and public discourses on sexual and gender normativities within a wide multi- and trans-disciplinary scope. Transcending the binary axis of homo- vs. heterosexuality, the book analyzes, queries, and challenges multiple overt and hidden heteronormative and gender binarist assumptions; in six larger areas, paradigmatic discourses in academia and public life are discussed: Queered Identities, Queer Politics, Queering Public Discourses, Queering the Classroom, Pop Queer, and Queer Readings. The contributing authors represent the wide spectrum of scholarship engaged with Queer Theory, including political and social science, philosophy, history, literary criticism, cultural studies, education, psychology, and legal studies. They conversely and discursively contribute to the evaluation, reformulation, and if appropriate reclaiming of academic approaches in Queer Studies. -- Back cover.

Full contents
  • General queer : or, Lee Edelman and the oppositional meaning of queer / Christien Garcia
  • Performing lesbian sexual identity through discourse / Helen Sauntson and Liz Morrish
  • Bad girls and dirty bodies : performative histories and transformative styles / Gemma Ruth Commane
  • Transgender self-identification, disjunctions with clinical and theoretical accounts, and the illuminating potential of queer / Murray Couch
  • Queer politics and anti-capitalism : from theory to praxis / Benjamin Shepard
  • Surviving behind the mask : lesbians and gays in Botswana / Elizabeth Pulane Motswapong
  • Recognition of overseas same-sex marriages : a matter of equality and sound statutory interpretation / Leonardo Raznovich
  • Queering suicide : the problematic figure of the "suicidal homosexual" in psychiatric discourse / Ian Marsh
  • Same-sex intimate partner violence : exploring the parameters / Matthew Ball and Sharon Hayes
  • "Homophobia" in the university classroom : law and justice students' conceptualizations of queer identity / Sharon Hayes and Matthew Ball

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Queer theory.  |  Homosexuality -- Philosophy.  |  Gender identity -- Philosophy.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Scherer, Burkhard


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