The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory: identity, discourse, normativity, and relationality

Tiffany Jones

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    Abstract

    There are plenty of texts providing introductions to Queer Theory. Indeed, after surveying the field the more passionate student of Queer, the interested researcher and even casually dabbling readers may begin to que(e)ry if this theory extends very much beyond some key ideas in the original works of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgewick and maybe more recently David Halperin, Judith Halberstam and Lee Edelman' and the plethora of works that (re) introduce them (perhaps in simpler forms). At worst investigation will uncover texts that claim the work of Queer is complete, its definition finite and its allocation strictly under gay, lesbian and bisexual studies. At best the seeker will find that there have also been works that critique, deconstruct or apply Queer ideas in new arenas. But where is the next step? Who is taking it? What is the new theory in Queer?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-375
    Number of pages3
    JournalCulture, Health and Sexuality
    Volume13
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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