By (author) Donald E. Hall
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Queer Theories by Donald E. Hall
Book DescriptionThis essential introductory guide explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It explains the history of sexual identity categories, such as 'gay' and 'lesbian', covers the reclamation of 'queer' as a term of radical self-identification, and details recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual theories. Donald E. Hall offers concrete applications of the abstract theories he explores, with imaginative new readings of such works as 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Orlando and The Color Purple. Throughout, Hall urges the reader to grapple with the changing nature of sexual identity in the twenty-first century and asks searching questions about how we might identify ourselves differently given new technologies and new possibilities for sexual experimentation. To students, theorists and activists alike, Queer Theories issues a challenge to continue to disrupt narrow, traditional notions of sexual 'normality' and to resist setting up new and confining categories of 'true' sexual identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333775394
(222mm x 141mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald E. Hall
Reading Sexualities, Paperback (February 2009)
Confronts the reigning practices, priorities, and preoccupations of queer theory and sexuality studies. Looking at a range of texts, from novels to travel narratives to internet porn, this book weaves the theoretical with the literary in order to examine the vexed ethical, critical, and political questions arising from sexual consumerism.
Muscular Christianity, Paperback (June 2006)
An extremist mid-Victorian religious philosophy influencing gender, class and national identity.
Subjectivity, Hardback (February 2004)» View all books by Donald E. Hall
"Subjectivity" explores the history of theories of selfhood, from the classical era to the present and demonstrates how those theories can be applied in literary and cultural criticism. It examines all the major methodologies and theoretical emphases of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Author Biography - Donald E. Hall
DONALD E. HALL is Professor of English at California State University, Northridge.
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