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After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory, edited by Janet Halley and Andrew Parker [Review]

Rodgers, Jessica (2011) After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory, edited by Janet Halley and Andrew Parker [Review]. M/C Reviews.

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Abstract

In its earliest and simplest form queer theory proposes that sexual identity is not essential, but socially constructed, and understandings of identity, gender and sexuality are constructed differently at different times and in different places. Queer theory aims to challenge normative understandings of sex, sexuality and gender, and also normative concepts of knowledge and being. Since its inception, queer theory has been taken up by a number of disciplines as an analytical framework. These include cultural geography, education studies, film studies and sociology. In the last decade queer theory has been used to consider citizenship, diasporas and post colonial experiences. A queer theoretical perspective has also been used to analyse emotions, the Death Drive, phenomenology, and disability. As queer theory enters its third decade Janet Halley and Andrew Parker ask what is after sex? ‘What has queer theory become now that it has a past?’

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ID Code: 47907
Item Type: Review
Keywords: Queer Theory, Queer Research
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Gender Specific Studies (169901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 03 Jan 2012 10:35
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 09:53

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