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Queer Theory and Social Change (Opening Out)

 
 
 
 
Queer Theory and Social Change (Opening Out)
Author: Max H. Kirsch
ISBN 13: 9780415221856
ISBN 10: 415221854
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
List Price: $53.95
 
 

The emergence of queer theory represents a huge leap in our understanding of lesbian and gay peoples. It embodies a context for treating these people as worthy of consideration in their own rights and not as an appendage to general cultural theory. Max Kirsch argues that the current development of this area is in danger of repeating past mistakes in the construction of analyses, and ultimately, social movements. In this way, the book presents an alternative to the current fascination with the abstract categories of identity, culture and difference, and emphasizes the need for a discussion of the importance of communities and role of globalization on queer movements.