Nikki Sullivan: A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory
USA 2003, 232 pp., brochure, € 26.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Nikki Sullivan explores the ways in which sexuality, subjectivity, and sociality have been discursively produced in various historical and cultural contexts. The book begins by putting gay and lesbian sexuality and politics in historical context and demonstrates how, and why, queer theory emerged in the West in the late 20th century. It goes on to provide a detailed overview of the complex ways in which queer theory has been employed, covering a diversity of key topics including race, sadomasochism, straight sex, fetishism, community, popular culture, transgender, and performativity. Each chapter focuses on a distinct issue or topic, provides a critical analysis of the specific ways in which it has been responded to by the critics (incl. Freud, Foucault, Judith Butler, and others), introduces key terms, and uses contemporary cinematic texts as examples.