1st Edition

Queer Theory and Social Change

By Max H. Kirsch Copyright 2000
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Queer Theory and Social Change argues that there is a crisis within Queer theory over whether or not its theories can actually deliver change.
    Max Kirsch presents a challenging alternative to the current fascination with post-modern analyses of identity, culture, and difference. It emphasizes the need for a discussion of the importance of communities and the role of globalization on queer movements.

    Introduction Part I: Positioning Queer Theory Chapter One: Crossroads Chapter Two: Making Queer Theory Part II: Evaluating Practice Chapter Three: Considering Sex, Gender and Difference Chapter Four: Capitalism and its Transgressors Chapter Five: Meta-identity, Performativity, and Internalized Homophobia Part III: Moving Ahead Chapter Six: From Culture to Action Conclusion: Theory, Politics and the Community Notes Bibliography


    Max H. Kirsch is Associate Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Comparative Studies: The Public Intellectuals Program at the Florida Atlantic University, USA.