Genealogy Of Queer Theory - American Subjects (Paperback)William Turner (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
-Leila J. Rupp, Ohio State University, author of A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America
"This provocative, accessible introduction to the controversial field of 'queer theory' illuminates, engages, and edifies. Readers across the academic disciplines, and throughout a diversity of activist locations, will find points of entry, lucid guideposts, and questions of clear significance here."
-Lisa Duggan, author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity
"Turner draws greatly from feminist scholars and Foucault to challenge the presumption of an unfolding rationality that places scientific discourses at a remove from politics, and instead analyzes them in political practice."
"William B. Turner provides an entree into the realm of queer theory that is both accessible and critical. Indeed, unlike some similarly titled books, this one will work well for undergraduates, who should also read the many works Turner so carefully summarizes. This book will work, as well, for budding critics within history and literature and for those intellectuals at the margin of the academy who wish to understand our trends and challenge the strictures of our culture."
-The Journal of American History
"Turner's book is valuable when it provides the lineage and background of queer theory..."
"Genealogy is, well, a queer thing. And it's that much more queer if the subject of that genealogy is troubled, incipient, and contested. For historians of sexuality and difference, however, there might well be untapped theoretical materials that could help us in ways that Foucault cannot, however we understand his significant contributions."
-International Gay & Lesbian Review
"Turner is a careful and thorough historian who is intent on writing a highly readable narrative of the genealogy of a body of theory as queer in its twists and turns as it is in its subject matter."