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Queer Studies. An Interdiciplinary Reader. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226929
  • Book
  • December 2002
  • 274 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader is a collection of essays that over the past two decades have helped to establish sexuality as one of the most vital and important areas of study in both the humanities and social sciences.
  • Brings together important essays that have helped to establish sexuality as one of the most vital areas of study in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Includes an introductory essay by the editors that provides a context for this pivotal scholarship and promotes dialogue across disciplines.
  • Discusses key issues in the field, including sexual politics, cultural construction of sexuality, transnationalism, race, community, sexual citizenship and the nation-state.
  • Functions as a primary text for introductory as well as advanced courses, as a general introduction to the field, and as a scholarly resource.
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Part I: Practices, Identities, Communities:.

1. Martha M. Umphrey, The Trouble With Harry Thaw.

2. Cheryl Chase, Hermaphrodites With Attitude: An Emergence Of Intersex Political Activism.

3. Cathy J. Cohen, Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities And The Politics Of AIDS.

4. C. Jacob Hale, Leatherdyke Boys And Their Daddies: How To Have Sex Without Women Or Men.

Part II: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality:.

5. Lisa Duggan, The Trials Of Alice Mitchell: Sensationalism, Sexology, And The Lesbian Subject In Turn-Of-The-Century America.

6. Jennifer Devere Brody, The Returns Of Cleopatra Jones.

7. Laura Kipnis, (Male) Desire And (Female) Disgust: Reading Hustler.

Part III: Sexual Citizenship And The Nation-State:.

8. Nayan Shah, Perversity, Contamination, And The Dangers Of Queer Domesticity.

9. John Howard, The Talk Of The County: Revisiting Accusation, Murder, And Mississippi, 1895.

10. Judith Halberstam, The Brandon Teena Archive.

11. Lauren Berlant And Michael Warner, Sex In Public.

Part IV: Transnationalizing Sexualities:.

12. Jennifer Robertson, Dying To Tell: Sexuality And Suicide In Imperial Japan.

13. Gayatri Gopinath, Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities In Motion.

14. Tom Boellstorff, The Perfect Path: Gay Men, Marriage, Indonesia.

15. Don Kulick, A Man In The House: The Boyfriends Of Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes.


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Robert J. Corber Trinity College, Hartford.

Stephen Valocchi Trinity College, Hartford.
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