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Genealogy Of Queer Theory (American Subjects) Paperback – August 24, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1566397872 ISBN-10: 1566397871 Edition: 1ST

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Product Details

  • Series: American Subjects
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press; 1ST edition (August 24, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566397871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566397872
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A Genealogy of Queer Theory is a lucid intellectual history of queer theory and its relationship with queer history. Putting Foucault at the center, Turner provides a valuable guide to the twists and turns of queer theory, analyzing the work of a wide range of scholars who have revolutionized the way we think about the queer past, queer identity, and queer politics." --Leila J. Rupp, Ohio State University, author of A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America "This provocative, accessible introduction to the controversial field of 'queer theory' illuminates, engages, and edifies. Readers across the academic disciplines, and throughout a diversity of activist locations, will find points of entry, lucid guideposts, and questions of clear significance here." --Lisa Duggan, author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity "Turner draws greatly from feminist scholars and Foucault to challenge the presumption of an unfolding rationality that places scientific discourses at a remove from politics, and instead analyzes them in political practice." --Choice

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An accessible history of queer—not gay/lesbian—theory and its academic importance --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Randy Egan on May 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
From experts to beginners, Bill Turner provides the key to knowing how queer theory began and evolved. This historian and queer theorist maps the various themes and directions the major writers took while founding his book on the essential thoughts of Michel Foucault. This book helps keep my studies on track. I would help a novice gain a perceptive overview.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By myra b on June 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
many of the ideas Turner attributes to queer theory were developed in the earlier writings of gay liberation, and it is insulting and poor scholarship that he ignores this in what is really a very shoddy piece of work
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