- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 10, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0631229175
- ISBN-13: 978-0631229179
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,492,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Refusing the easy collapse of queer studies into gay and lesbian studies, Corber and Valocchi offer scholars and activists a collection of essays that maps the complexities of non-normative desires as they are produced in and through social institutions, economic practices, disciplinary structures, and cultural discourse. In the process, they reclaim the political hope that queer studies is a radical intervention into regimes of being and knowing!" Robyn Wiegman, Duke University
"Queer Studies may very well be the first Reader that students and professors should consult to get an overview of the field. Interdisciplinary, ambitious, and accessible, the volume is a fine contribution to this dynamic field." Steven Seidman, University at Albany, State University of New York
"There is much here that is fascinating and adds to our knowledge of the multiplicity of ways in which people experience and live their sexualities" Richard Dunphy, University of Dundee
Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader is a collection of essays that over the past decade have helped to establish sexuality as one of the most vital and important areas of study in both the humanities and social sciences. Accessible as well as broadly interdisciplinary, the volume functions as a primary text for introductory as well as advanced courses in gender and sexuality studies, as a general introduction to the field, and as a scholarly resource. Queer Studies covers the full range of issues, problems, and controversies in this still emerging field, including sexual politics, cultural constructions of sexuality, transnationalism, race and class, community, sexual citizenship, and the nation-state. An introductory essay written by the editors provides a comprehensive map to this new field, as well as a context for pivotal scholarship that promotes dialogue across the humanities and the social sciences and the interdisciplinary fields of queer studies and women's studies.
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Corber and Valocchi's introduction gives a broad overview of the Queer Theory field. This overview is followed by a review of the criticism from more "established" schools of thought (i.e., feminism and the social sciences). This collection does not seek to rectify the critiques of those fields with Queer Theory; it simply draws attention to the current critiques. Corber and Valocchi offer these criticisms a basis for critical examination of their texts that the reader-- even a Queer Theory novice-- can then apply to the texts held within _Queer Studies_.
This collection is clearly designed to give classrooms a single text to work from when teaching queer studies. While a more advanced understanding of Queer Theory would require reading some of its founding works (e.g., Michel Foucault's _History of Sexuality Volume 1_, Judith P. Butler's _Gender Trouble_, Michael Warner's _The Trouble With Normal_, and etc.) this collection is helpful for the new student of queer theory.
_Queer Studies_ manages to be queer from cover to cover and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a broad overview of the field of Queer Theory.