Sociology: Book Series

Queer Interventions

Queer Interventions

Founded by Noreen Giffney and Michael O'Rourke, Queer Interventions is an exciting, fresh and unique new series designed to publish innovative, experimental and theoretically-engaged work in the burgeoning field of queer studies. The aim of the series is to attract work which is highly theoretical; queer work which intersects with other theoretical schools (feminism, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism); work which is accessible but values difficulty; ethical and political projects; and most importantly work which is self-reflexive about methodological and geographical location. It is also keen to commission empirical work which is meta-theoretical in focus. The series is interdisciplinary in focus and publishes monographs and collections of essays by new and established scholars. It promotes and maintains high scholarly standards of research and is attentive to queer theory's shortcomings, silences, hegemonies and exclusions. It also encourages independence, creativity and experimentation: to make a queer theory that matters and recreate it as something important; a space where new and exciting things can happen.

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory

    Edited by Noreen Giffney, Michael O'Rourke

    This interdisciplinary volume of thirty original essays engages with four key concerns of queer theoretical work - identity, discourse, normativity and relationality. The terms ’queer’ and ’theory’ are put under interrogation by a combination of distinguished and emerging scholars from a wide range…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Queer Futures

    Reconsidering Ethics, Activism, and the Political

    Edited by Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Eveline Kilian, Beatrice Michaelis

    Following debates surrounding the anti-social turn in queer theory in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the role of activism, the limits of the political, and the question of normativity and ethics. Queer Futures engages with these concerns, exploring issues of complicity and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Cinesexuality

    By Patricia MacCormack

    Cinesexuality explores the queerness of cinema spectatorship, arguing that cinema spectatorship represents a unique encounter of desire, pleasure and perversion beyond dialectics of subject/object and image/meaning; an extraordinary 'cinesexual' relationship, that encompasses each event of cinema…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory

    By Mark Graham

    Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Hegemony and Heteronormativity

    Revisiting 'The Political' in Queer Politics

    Edited by María do Mar Castro Varela, Nikita Dhawan, Antke Engel

    This book reflects on 'the political' in queer theory and politics by revisiting two of its key categories: hegemony and heteronormativity. It explores the specific insights offered by these categories and the ways in which they augment the analysis of power and domination from a queer perspective,…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist Theory

    Contested Sites

    By Patricia Elliot

    Transgender studies is a heterogeneous site of debate that is marked by tensions, border wars, and rifts both within the field and among feminist and queer theorists. Intersecting the domains of women’s studies, sexuality, gender and transgender studies, Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist…

    Hardback – 2010-12-23
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Post-Queer Politics

    By David V. Ruffolo

    In Post-Queer Politics, Ruffolo looks at the work of Foucault, Butler, Bakhtin, Deleuze, Guattari and others in his creative refocus on the queer/heteronormative dyad that has largely consumed queer studies and contemporary politics. He offers a radical and intersectional new way of thinking about…

    Hardback – 2009-10-28
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Critical Intersex

    Edited by Morgan Holmes

    To date, intersex studies has not received the scholarly attention it deserves as research in this area has been centred around certain key questions, scholars and geographical regions. Exploring previously neglected territories, this book broadens the scope of intersex studies, whilst adopting…

    Hardback – 2009-10-05
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Queer Movie Medievalisms

    By Tison Pugh

    Edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly

    How is history even possible, since it involves recapturing a past already lost? It is through this urge to understand, feel and experience, that films based on medieval history are made. They attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates…

    Hardback – 2009-07-17
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Queer Attachments

    The Cultural Politics of Shame

    By Sally R. Munt

    Why is shame so central to our identity and to our culture? What is its role in stigmatizing subcultures such as the Irish, the queer or the underclass? Can shame be understood as a productive force? In this lucid and passionately argued book, Sally R. Munt explores the vicissitudes of shame…

    Paperback – 2009-04-28
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions

  • Queering the Non/Human

    Edited by Myra J. Hird, Noreen Giffney

    What might it mean to queer the Human? By extension, how is the Human employed within queer theory? These questions invite a reconsideration of the way we think about queer theory, the category of the Human and the act of queering itself. This interdisciplinary volume of essays gathers together…

    Hardback – 2008-08-22
    Routledge
    Queer Interventions