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Queer Theories Donald E. Hall

Queer Theories

Donald E. Hall

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ISBN : 9780333775400
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224 pages
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Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms gay and lesbian as identity categories, the reclamation of the word queer as a term of radicalMoreQueer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms gay and lesbian as identity categories, the reclamation of the word queer as a term of radical self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual theories. Donald E. Hall also offers concrete applications of the abstract theories that he explores with imaginative new readings of works such as The Yellow Wallpaper, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Orlando, and The Color Purple.