A Graphic History

Comic Book - 2016
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'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' Vice

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.

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 gettangled 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 what's 'normal' - Alfred Kinsey's view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler's view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we're invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.

Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
Publisher: London :, Icon,, 2016
ISBN: 9781785780714
Branch Call Number: GN 306.766 BAR 2016
Characteristics: 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheele, Julia


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VaughanPLLonnie Feb 20, 2019

A great primer for Queer Theory coming from both the academy and the streets. Uses the graphic novel format to its advantage to explain some heady theories by post-structuralist -- such as Foucault and Butler -- in a clear and effective manner. Highly recommended for those interested in LGBTQ+ culture.

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