Playing with Fire: Queer Politics, Queer Theories, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Playing with Fire

Queer Politics, Queer Theories, 1st Edition

Edited by Shane Phelan


384 pages

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pub: 1997-01-14
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The last five years have witnessed the birth of a vibrant new group of young scholars who are writing about queer law, politics, and policy--topics which are no longer treated as of interest only to lesbians and gay men, but which now garner the attention of political theorists of all stripes. Playing With Fire--the first scholarly collection on queer politics by US political theorists--opens the intersection of lesbian and gay studies and political theory to a wide audience. It covers a wide range of issues, including: the theory of queer identities; the contrasts among ethnic, racial, and sexual identities; the debate between liberals and communitarians; the right to privacy; and the meaning of equal citizenship.

About the Editor

Shane Phelan is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

About the Series

Thinking Gender

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies