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Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts, Praxis

 
Kaustav Bakshi (Author)
Synopsis

This book draws on historiography, cultural theory and empirical research to explore contemporary concerns around issues of queer representation, sexual citizenship and activism. Using a variety of case studies, texts and ethnographic research, it explores these conceptual issues within a global and local context, and demonstrates the disruptive mechanisms of reading/seeing queerly. It focuses on the importance of locating the understanding of queer lives within geopolitics, academic institutions and cultural policies. Stressing on academic activism that is grounded in scholarship, the book attempts to generate critical debate and reflection in the field of Queer Studies.

Contents: Introduction. 1. A Preamble to Queer Studies: Discursively Constituting the ‘Homosexual’. 2. Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies 1 Queer Kinship, Dissident Citizenship and Homonationalism. 3. Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies 2 The Rural Queer: Moving Beyond the Metropolis. 4. Contemporary Issues in Queer Studies 3 Queer Area Studies: Malaysia and China in Focus. 5. Queering Cultural Studies 1 Reading Queerly. 6. Queering Cultural Studies 2 Seeing Queerly. 7. Queering Cultural Studies 3 Queer of Colour Critique. 8. Queer Studies in the Indian Academia: Possibilities and Resistances. Glossary of Select Terms. Further Reading.

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Bibliographic information

Title Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts, Praxis
Format Softcover
Date published: 12.04.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789352875849
length 200p.
Subjects History