Meg-John Barker

Queer: A Graphic History

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'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' Vice
Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.
From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ — Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.
Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
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292 printed pages
Original publication
2016

Impressions

    Isabel Jazmín Angelesshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

    Una introducción al concepto queer muy interesante.

    Karina Mshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    Resultó siendo un libro sobre la teoría, teoría queer. Usualmente un libro teórico sobre un tema complejo resultaría pesado pero este me resultó uno bastante amigable. La teoría queer es un tema que viene dando que hablar en los estudios de género y feminismos sin embargo, a muchas nos quedan dudas tremendas por lo poco accesible de la misma. Como mencionan en el libro el tema se discute mucho académicamente y lxs demás con interés vamos quedando en el aire y con mil dudas cuando nos sentamos a leer algún texto súper académico.

    No puedo decir que el libro me haya convertido en experta o aclarado todas mis dudas pero ciertamente aclaro algunas y me ha animado para acercarme a otros textos.

    Nast Huertashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🚀Unputdownable

Quotes

    Ale Salinashas quoted4 months ago
    People wouldn’t have to come out if heterosexuality wasn’t the assumed norm.
    Ester Espinozahas quoted2 months ago
    Although some scholars (notably Gloria Anzaldúa) were already using the term “queer theory”, most writers regard the birth of queer theory as happening at Teresa de Lauretis’s conference of that name at the University of California
    Lisannehas quoted3 months ago
    Arguably, then, the focus should be on revealing the ways in which this hierarchical binary structure operates, and the other hierarchies of power and knowledge involved in this.

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