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The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian and gay studies. Bringing together 42 essays, this collection provides an introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. The Lesbian and ...more
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Dec 10, 2007 Candice rated it really liked it
A must-have on contemporary queer theory. Even those well-seasoned in queer theory and postmodern language may have a hard time reading some of the texts, but still this collection is valuable.
I didn't read all of the essays in this collection, only those I felt would contribute to my masters thesis. Overall I think this is a very important foundational collection for queer theory. I mean, this collection was published in 1993, so queer theorists have moved beyond some of the ideas here, but these are still the texts that provide a critical foundation for the theory. Like all anthologies there were some essays that were really good (for me), and some that were not so useful (again, fo ...more