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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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  • Isabel Jazmín Angelesshared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    Una introducción al concepto queer muy interesante.

  • Karina Mshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot

    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 impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • Ale Salinashas quoted2 years ago
    People wouldn’t have to come out if heterosexuality wasn’t the assumed norm.
  • Sasha Midlhas quotedlast year
    “Queer” is also often used as an umbrella term for anyone who is not heterosexual (attracted to the “opposite” sex) or cisgender (remaining in the gender that they were assigned at birth). It’s a snappier and more encompassing word than the ever-extending LGBTTQQIA, etc. alphabet soup.
  • Sasha Midlhas quotedlast year
    In the 1980s, people in LGBT communities began to reclaim the word “queer” as either a neutral word to describe themselves, or as a positive form of self-identity. One early example was the activist group Queer Nation who circulated a “Queers Read This” flyer at the 1990 New York Pride march.

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