Queer: A Graphic History


Queer: A Graphic History Author Dr. Meg-John Barker
ISBN-10 1785780719
ISBN-13 9781785780714
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 176
Language English
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Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop culture film activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas people and events that have shaped queer theory From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion Queer explores how we came to view sex gender and sexuality in the ways that we do how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology psychology and sexology and how these views have been disputed and challenged Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of whats normal such as Alfred Kinseys view of sexuality as a spectrum between heterosexuality and homosexuality Judith Butlers view of gendered behavior as a performance the play Wicked which reinterprets characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or moments in Casino Royale when were invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media

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