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

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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)
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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.
Easter
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.
Josh
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.
Jill
Interesting essays, including many provocative essays about multiple identities.
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