Queer Theory, Gender Theory



Queer Theory, Gender Theory A One Stop, No Nonsense Introduction To The Core Of Postmodern Theory, Particularly Its Impact On Queer And Gender Studies Nationally Known Gender Activist Riki Wilchins Combines Straightforward Prose With Concrete Examples From LGBT And Feminist Politics, As Well As Her Own Life, To Guide The Reader Through The Ideas That Have Forever Altered Our Understanding Of Bodies, Sex And Desire This Is That Rare Postmodern Theory Book That Combines Accessibility, Passion, Personal Experience And Applied Politics, Noting At Every Turn Why These Ideas Matter And How They Can Affect Your Daily Life.Riki Wilchins Is The Founding Executive Director Of The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition The Author Of Read My Lips And GenderQueer She Was Selected By Time Magazine As One Of 100 Civic Innovators For The 21st Century.

10 thoughts on “Queer Theory, Gender Theory

  1. says:

    One of the main criticisms I ve read of this book is that it doesn t go into too much depth and it s only useful as a primer The clue s in the title, folks An Instant Primer.Anyway, a primer into queer theory is what I was after and I found this really interesting and informative Some stuff I already had knowledge about, but it explained some theories a littleto me and I enjoyed the stuff about the intersections of gender and sexuality and how the LGBT community has fragmented and ch One of the main criticisms I ve read of this...

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    The first three chapters deal with very brief parsimonious history lessons about the scope of activism that underpinned much of later queer theory and postmodern gender analysis Although useful as a primer to someone trying to enter the subject from the beginning, It s still extremely thin and doesn t give much insight at all that isn t reproduced elsewhere in much better detail It is replete with quite a few questionable statements as well such as In a male centred culture, woman will alway The first three chapters deal with very brief parsimonious history lessons about the scope of activism that underpinned much of later queer theory and postmodern gender analysis Although useful as a primer to someone trying to enter the subject from the beginning, It s still extremely thin and doe...

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    This is a bitof a summary than typical but I think it gets at some of the strengths of the book particularly in the practical application of rather confusing theoretical perspective I love the focus on stories, personal experiences, and constructive asides that Wilkins uses that make this quite readable and enjoyable.Queer Theory, Gender Theory is a colloquial exploration of post modern theory applied to the issu...

  4. says:

    This book was featured at the website of the local LGBT bookstore, for quite some time, so I thought it would be worth checking it out At page 85, somewhere halfway through the book, I felt compelled to put it down It was a chore reading it Lacking passion and not even hinting at humor anywhere, I had the feeling I was listening to an one tone tune, in an ever flat landscape I wasn t into postmodernist theory anyway, and this book didn t any nearly convert me I will probably return to it so This book was featured at the website of the loc...

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    Queer Theory, Feminist Theory is fargeneral than I anticipated While I see value in this book for introducing people tocomplex ideas, for those who are already familiar with these conversations Derrida, Foucault, Butler, trans issues there is not too much to gather from this book Wilchins doesn t complicate these conversations Rather she presents them in a way that resonates in the book s subtitle, an instant primer This book hasn t altered how I see the world, but that has m Queer Theory, Feminist Theory is fargeneral than I anticipated While I see value in this book...

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    As an introduction to postmodernist theories of gender and queerness, this book hits the mark for those looking to comprehend Cultural Marxist logic While postmodern queer gender theorists such as the author have serious flaws with their theories that can...

  7. says:

    This book is an amazing intro to post modernism in relation to queer theory I found so much in this book and it changed the way I look at the world Very intersectional and excellent view points on modern society and the way it was built.

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    For much of Queer Theory, Gender Theory, I was in love with the content of this book, but I may have gotten an ARC or something by accident because the writing was a bit of a mess When it comes to books about issues and activism, I have hard time judging them on grammar, so let s get into the content first.This would be an amazing book for any book club, but particularly for those that are ...

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    The good A good starting point for postmodern theory, gender theory, and queer theory It touches on all of the basics, but is certainly not anything that could be considered in depth but it never pretends to be Throughout the book many other texts are quoted, especially Judith Butler s Gender Trouble , which serve as references and as suggestions for further reading although since this book was published twelve years ago now, there has since been muchwritten and researched on these The good A good starting point for postmodern theory, gender t...

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    For someone with no background in philosophy, postmodern or modern theory, or queer theory, this book served as a good primer to postmodern gender theory It also roughly sketched out the histories of feminism, gay rights, and transgender rights It has a chapter about criticisms of postmodern theory as well.It wa pulished in 2004, so some of the information may be out of date, and it is most definitely a book from America It also touches on some semi practical approaches to using postmodern th For someone with no background in philosoph...

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