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Queer Theory Sociology

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Queer Theory Sociology

Steven Seidman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-557-86740-7 September 1996 Wiley-Blackwell 468 Pages

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This book aims to productively engage the pioneering work of Queer theorists and point toe way towards a new sociological Queer studies.

  • First book to bring the works of theorists and researchers in the social sciences to Queer theory which is distinctively dominated by the Humanities.

  • Uses classic sociological essays that shaped lesbian, gay and bisexual studies and recent original works and applies these to the discursive approach of Queer Theory to create a productive dialogue between the disciplines.
Series Editor's Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction by Steven Seidman.

Part I: Sociological Perspectives on Homosexual Desire:.

1. The homosexual role: Mary McIntosh.

2. The construction of homosexuality: Jeffrey Weeks.

3. Symbolic interactionism and the forms of homosexuality: Ken Plummer.

4. Capitialism, bureaucracy, and male homosexuality: David Greenburg and Marcia Bystryn.

5. Structural foundations of the gay world: Barry Adam.

Part II: Sociology/Queer Theory: A Dialogue:.

6. I can't even think straight: queer theory and the missing sexual revolution in sociology: Arlene Stein and Ken Plummer.

7. A queer encounter: sociology and study of sexuality: Steven Epstein.

8. The heterosexual imaginary: feminist sociology and theories of gender: Crys Ingraham.

9. The politics of inside/out: queer theory, poststructuralism, and a sociological approach to sexuality: Ki Namaste.

10. A place in the rainbow: theorizing lesbian and gay culture: Jancie Irvine.

Part III: Queer Sociological Approaches: Identity & Society: .

11. Maiden voyage: excursion into sexuality and identity politics in Asian America: Dana Takagi.

12. A certain swagger when I walk: performing lesbian identity: Kristin Esterberg.

13. Containing AIDS: Magic Johnson and post (Reagan) American: Cheryl Cole.

14. The dilemma of identity: bisexuality in the heterosexual matrix: Amber Ault.

Part IV: Queer Sociological Approaches: Identity & Politics:.

15. Postmodernism and queer identities: Scott Bravmann.

16. Contested membership: black gay identities and the politics of AIDS: Cathy Cohen.

17. Must identity movements self destruct? A queer dilemma: Joshua Gamson.

18. The depoliticization of Dutch gay identity of why Dutch gays aren't queer: Jan Willem Duyvendak.

Index.


  • First book to bring the works of theorists and researchers in the social sciences to Queer theory which is distinctively dominated by the Humanities.

  • Uses classic sociological essays that shaped lesbian, gay and bisexual studies and recent original works and applies these to the discursive approach of Queer Theory to create a productive dialogue between the disciplines.