A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This compedious, cutting-edge volume offers a broad array of the most provocative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender scholarship produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) over the first decade (1986-1996) of its existence at the CUNY Graduate School.

CLAGS has had a profound and legitimizing influence on the establishment of gay and lesbian studies as...more
Paperback, 720 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by New York University Press (first published 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Queer World, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Queer World

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 111)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
there are some really solid pieces in here; the only problem is *some* issues (DADT, the LeVey hypothesis, Bowers vs. Hardwick) are either no longer issues or the issues are completely reframed; the history section(s) alone are worth picking up a copy for & from a historians viewpoint the book is interesting (although Queer in this case is just a standin for gay & lesbian) with a somewhat limited scope
Chris Lugo
I have a profound admiration for the struggles, observations and realities of my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. I honor their fight for equal rights and as a progressive I think it is essential to understand their fight, which is the most profound current civil rights struggle in America. This book is an excellent reader for anyone seeking to understand more about the complexities and identity of gay and lesbian experience in the current era.
For the most part, this book has an excellent collection of lectures given at CUNY. The lecturers examine a multitude of subjects that affect gays and lesbians.
However, there are some extremely weak lectures in here. For example, the first one is pointless and seems to have no discernible point. I almost gave up on reading the book in the first place.
It would've helped if several pieces had been culled.
i've read about half of the readings in here and from what i can tell it's a pretty good anthology for those interested in queer/lesbian and gay studies.
Interesting essays, including many provocative essays about multiple identities.
Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
De'shay marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2014
Daria marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2014
Andrew marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2014
Squirrels Are Awesome
Squirrels Are Awesome marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Mare added it
Jul 18, 2014
Ching-In marked it as to-read
May 15, 2014
Gummybeans marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2014
K.O. marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2014
Crysjackson marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2014
Vicki marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2014
Elena Pertile
Elena Pertile marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2014
Kirsti Smetana
Kirsti Smetana marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2014
Ana Carvalho
Ana Carvalho marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2014
Josh marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2014
Michelle marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2014
Kate marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2013
Megan Chang
Megan Chang marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2013
Joanna Rothchild
Joanna Rothchild marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2013
Anna Bushee
Anna Bushee marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible God, Sex, and Gender: An Introduction Marriage After Modernity Making Sense of Sex Liberating Sex: A Christian Sexual Theology

Share This Book