1st Edition

Queer Community
Identities, Intimacies, and Ideology





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ISBN 9780367660505
September 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
154 Pages

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Book Description

The context for this work is defined by a second wave of social and political activity contextualized by queer. For example, three, self-identified black, queer women started the Black Lives Matter movement. For a new generation, the first-wave reclamation of queer speaks to their position in a world that continues to marginalize and oppress, particularly sexually and gender fluid and non-normative people.



Using empirical work carried out by the author, Queer Community describes queer-identified people, their intimate relationships, and how they are evolving as a unique community along politically-charged, ideological lines. Following an exploration of the history and context of ‘queer’ – including activism and the evolution of queer theory – this book examines how queer-identified people define the identity, with reference to ‘queer’ as a sexual moniker, gender moniker, and political ideology.



Queer Community will appeal to scholars and students interested in sociology, queer theory, sexuality studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and contemporary social movements.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments or credits list



Preface: A ‘first-waver’s’ lens in a ‘second-wave’ world



Introduction



1 Queer in practice and in theory



A brief her/istory of "queer"



The evolution of the queer moniker



The first wave’s reclamation of queer



Queer theory



Queer: people, relationships, and communities



Theoretical approach: Queer theory and grounded theory



2 Profiles of participanting queers



Participant profiles and queer awakenings



3 Is there queer community?



"I am queer": a shared identity



Queer as an identity



" Don’t yuck my yum": Policing queer



Queer aesthetics and body image



The personal is political and the political is personal



Code for conduct



Performing queer



Fighting the good queer fight



"Southern Fried, Queer Pride": queer in Atlanta



4 "We’re here, we’re queer, and we ain’t going nowhere": The evolution of queer community



Implications for queer theory and theoreticians



Conclusion



References



Glossary



Appendix: Methods



Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Neal Carnes works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.