queer theory


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queer theory

n.
A school of cultural and literary criticism, influenced by poststructuralist thought, that questions and subverts common assumptions about sexuality and gender identity.
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While the dominant feminist narrative, with its radical feminist influence, has no difficulty condemning the sexual encounter as abusive and oppressive, sex radical and queer theory feminism would have counter narratives to tell.
This statement has haunted me for many reasons and I want to use it to begin thinking about the intersections of feminist and queer theory.
Though gay readers may key in on the homoeroticism of many of the images, Bachner believes the book shows a camaraderie among males that is lost in today's society: "This was a period before irony, before queer theory.
Reading Ian Halley's provocative essay Queer Theory By Men, (9) one has the sense that in the pursuit of an improved epistemology of sex, gender and the body, feminism is its own worst antagonist.
Thus he rejects James Penney's judgmental reading of queer theory in After Queer Theory (2013), and he tries to integrate queer poetics of subcultural solidarity as evinced by Judith Halberstam (2005), despite the coercive radicalism and exclusion often claimed by queer theory (Alderson 207, 228).
Among them are basic questions about gender, "likeness" and "difference" feminism, feminist psychoanalytic theory, desire and motherhood, materialist feminist theory, queer theory, race and class, marriage, feminist critiques of the institution of work, feminist issues in editing, and reception and theatrical history.
From classical humanism to psychoanalysis, to gender and queer theory, postcolonialism, postmodernism and more, Literary Theory for Beginners is a superb introduction to gaining a deeper understanding of the human condition through its greatest written works.
A expressao teoria queer foi primeiramente utilizada em 1990 por Teresa de Lauretis ao organizar uma conferencia na Universidade da California denominada de Queer Theory (Warner, 2012).
In her view, it should guide sexuality studies scholars toward a greater expansiveness in their approaches to the disciplines (history and literature, primarily) and "field formations" (feminism, queer theory, historicism, psychoanalysis) they make use of--as well as toward greater humility regarding the certainty with which they identify their objects of study.
Leading writers and scholars of queer theory earn profiles herein, and their ideas are explained without wince-causing academic speak.
In this book the author engages a wide range of critical paradigms from Black Studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or "otherwise" modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing.
In queer theory, these two attitudes mark a split between the anti-social and the reparative: the former is associated with the psychoanalytic drives and the latter with affect theory, and this debate is ongoing.