Cover for PIONTEK: Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies. Click for larger image
Ebook Information

Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies

How gay and lesbian studies and politics must change to thrive in the twenty-first century

Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary study that considers a key dilemma in gay and lesbian studies through the prism of identity and its discontents: the field studies has modeled itself on ethnic studies programs, perhaps to be intelligible to the university community, but certainly because the ethnic studies route to programs is well established. Since this model requires a stable and identifiable community, gay and lesbian studies have emphasized stable and knowable identities. The problem, of course is that sexuality is neither stable, tidy, nor developmental. With the advent of queer theory, there are now other perspectives available that frequently find themselves at odds with traditional gay and lesbian studies.

In this pioneering new study, Thomas Piontek provides a critical analysis of the development of gay and lesbian studies alongside the development of queer theory, the disputes between them, and criticism of their activities from both in and outside of the gay academic community. Examining disputes about transgendering, gay male promiscuity, popular culture, gay history, political activism, and non-normative sexual practices, Piontek argues that it is vital to queer gay and lesbian studies--opening this emerging discipline to queer critical interventions without, however, further institutionalizing queer theory.

“An accessible and engaging study on the development of the tensions between gay and lesbian studies and queer theory.”--Atlantis

Thomas Piontek is a visiting assistant professor of English at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

To order online:

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Todd Haynes

Rob White

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!

Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Stephen Amico

Lost in the USA

American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Deborah Gray White

Vita Sexualis

Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Ralph M. Leck

Who Can Speak?

Authority and Critical Identity

Edited by Judith Roof and Robyn Wiegman

And They Were Wonderful Teachers

Florida's Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers

Karen L. Graves

Funk the Erotic

Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Journal of Aesthetic Education

Edited by Pradeep Dhillon

Against Citizenship

The Violence of the Normative

Amy L. Brandzel

Terence Davies

Michael Koresky

Passing and Pedagogy

The Dynamics of Responsibility

Pamela L. Caughie

Journal of Education Finance

Edited by Kern Alexander

The Battle over Marriage

Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Leigh Moscowitz

Confronting AIDS through Literature

The Responsibilities of Representation

Edited by Judith Laurence Pastore

Strange Natures

Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Nicole Seymour

Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies ebook is available for immediate download from the following vendors:
Barnes & Noble
Google Play