Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies collects in two parts the scholarly work-both published and unpublished-that Sam See had completed as of his death in 2013.
In Part 1, in a thorough reading of Darwin, See argues that nature is constantly and aimlessly variable, and that nature itself might be considered queer. In Part 2, See proposes that, understood as queer in this way, nature might be made the foundational myth for the building of queer communities.
With Essays by Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat.
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Sam See's stunningly original and profoundly generative essays urge us to recognize the queerness of nature and the critical role of myth making in queer community formation. Brilliant, supple, deeply learned, and wide-ranging, the essays bear witness to the powerful mind and generous spirit we lost far too soon. -- George Chauncey, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University