The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
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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
Paperback, 666 pages
Published April 19th 1993 by Routledge
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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
Nessette Falu
Using some essays for a presentation in March but need to finish most of them by the time I graduate! Important text!
THE THE THE theory book of the 90's. VERY interesting.
J Baker
A little outdated but still an invaluable resource.
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Recommended to Melanie by: Reli 424: Gender Theory & Religion
Selections - Adrienne Rich: "Compulsory Heterosexuality"
have read: Gayle S. Rubin: "Thinking Sex"
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