Queer Theory Reading List | LGBTQ Center
Gloria Anzaldua, Gloria. “To(o) Queer the Writeru2014Loca, escritor y chicana,” in AnaLouise Keating, The Gloria Anzaldua Reader, 163-175. “Trashing the Clinic and Burning Down the Beauty Parlor: Activism Transmutes Pitiable Patients into Feisty Gender Radicals.”
J. Jack Halberstam. The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. Michael Hames-Garcu00eda. “Queer Theory Revisited,” in Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. “I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities.” Juana Maru00eda Rodru00edguez, Jose A. Quiroga, Josu00e9 A. Redd
What does queer theory focus on?
Queer theory emphasizes the fluid and humanly performed nature of sexuality u2013 or better, sexualities u2013 by challenging socially established norms and dualistic categories such as sexual (heterosexual/homosexual), gender (male/female), class (rich/poor), and racial (white/non-white).
Where did queer theory originate?
Teresa de Lauretis coined the term “queer theory” in her 1991 article “Queer Theory: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities” in the feminist cultural studies journal differences. She defines it as “at least three interrelated projects at play within this theory: refusing heterosexuality as the norm; refusing heterosexuality as the norm; and refusing heterosexuality as the norm.”
What is queer theory in simple words?
The oppressive power of dominant norms, particularly those relating to sexuality, and the misery they cause to those who cannot or do not wish to live according to those norms are explored in Queer Theory (QT), which is both theory and political action.
How many genders are there?
There are four different types of genders that apply to living and nonliving objects. Masculine gender: It is used to denote a male subtype. Feminine gender: It is used to denote a female subtype. Neuter gender: It is used to denote a neutral subtype.
Who defined queer theory?
‘The construction of gender is its representation,’ says Teresa de Lauretis, an Italian-American feminist theorist who coined the term ‘queer theory’ in 1990.
What is performativity theory?
The concept of performativity is the idea that language can be used as a form of social action with the ability to effect change, as opposed to the idea that a person’s identity is the source of their secondary actions (speech, gestures).
What is feminism theory?
Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse, with the goal of understanding the nature of gender inequality.
What does Q mean in Lgbtq?
Q (Queer or Questioning): While queer can be used to describe a specific identity, it is also a slur that is used to describe anyone who is non-cisgender or heterosexual.
What is happy pride month?
In the United States, LGBT Pride Month is observed to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which took place at the end of June 1969, and many pride events are held throughout the month to honor the impact LGBT people have had on the world.
What is the meaning of pansexual?
Pansexuality is a sexual attraction to people of all gender identities, and people of all gender identities can and do identify as pansexual.
What are the 52 genders?
What are some examples of various gender identities?
- Gender expansive.
- Gender outlaw.
Can you have 2 genders?
Because binary means “having two parts” (male and female), the idea that there are only two genders is sometimes referred to as a “gender binary.” As a result, “non-binary” is a term used to describe genders that don’t fall into one of these two categories, male or female.
What is 3rd gender called?
Other hijras are born intersex; often referred to as transgender by outsiders, Indian society and most hijras regard themselves as third genderu2014neither male nor female, not transitioning, but a distinct gender.