Queer

Queer

A Graphic History

Book - 2016
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"Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer theory. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of whats normal, such as Alfred Kinseys view of sexuality as a spectrum between heterosexuality and homosexuality, Judith Butlers view of gendered behavior as a performance, the play Wicked, which reinterprets characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or moments in Casino Royale when were invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media,"--Amazon.com.
Though not a graphic novel, this high illustrated nonfiction book explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do. Barker and Scheele show how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Each page focuses on a specific aspect of the subject.
Publisher: London : Icon, 2016
ISBN: 9781785780714
1785780719
Branch Call Number: 306.766 B243Q 2016
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheele, Julia

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