As women's studies departments and programs undergo rapid transformation in higher education, there has been a burgeoning demand for instructional material that addresses feminist and queer studies at all levels in the curricula. Feminist and Queer Theory: An Intersectional and Transnational Reader reflects this vibrantly expanding field and meets the urgent need for theory courses.
Feminist and Queer Theory: An Intersectional and Transnational Reader is not simply a feminist theory text that includes queer theories; rather, it theorizes at the intersection of feminist and queer theories, and by doing so, transforms and reshapes the boundaries of the fields. The book invites students to think critically about the limitations of understanding feminist theory as separate, but tangentially related, to queer theory and moves them beyond transnationalism as "additive"
to U.S.-centered intersectional perspectives. The book frames feminist and queer inquiry as being articulated through each other and within a global context. It also provide new voices-scholarly, activist, and creative-inside and outside the U.S. that are shaping the field and selections that highlight the
importance of im/migration and borders as well as science, technology, and digital cultures.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 235 x 191 mm
Feminist and Queer Theory is a vital contribution to the field of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. The authors have created a rigorous reader that is also accessible * it is unique, timely, and extremely valuable. The book's transnational focus only adds to its originality and value. *
Feminist and Queer Theory moves past the assumptions of a U.S. lens, integrates queer bodies and queer frameworks for theorizing gender, and confronts the legacy of the two-gender binary and reorganizes that historical framework. This is an important intervention in feminist theory texts for the field that finally contemporizes feminist theory to integrate intersections between feminist and queer theory. I love the approach! * Dawn Rae Davis, Monterey Peninsula College *
Feminist and Queer Theory is broad in scope, representative, inclusive, and conceptually well crafted. The authors' writing style is exceptionally strong, accessible, and articulate. The book has a very strong, multifaceted approach to teaching feminist theory in the twenty-first century classroom. * Vara Neverow, Southern Connecticut State University *