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Queer theory, gender theory : an instant primer

"In this introduction to the work of postmodern sex and gender theorists, gender activist Riki Wilchins explains the key ideas that have shaped contemporary sex and gender studies. Using straightforward prose and concrete examples from LGBT politics - as well as her own life - Wilchins makes thinkers like Derrida, Foucault, and Judith Butler easily accessible to students, activists, and others who are interested in some of the most compelling and divisive issues of the last 100 years. Additionally, Wilchins reports on the ways queer youths today are using the tools of queer theory and gender theory to reshape their world. This book connects postmodern theory to political passion, personal experience, and the patterns of everyday life."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2004
Alyson Books, Los Angeles [Calif.], 2004
170 pages ; 22 cm
9781555837983, 1555837980
Women's rights
Gay rights
Transgender rights
Derrida and the politics of meaning
Homosexuality : Foucault and the politics of self
Foucault and the disciplinary society
All together now : intersex infants and IGM
Can sex have opposites?
Postmodernism and its discontents
Race-critical thought and postmodernism's 'second wave'
Butler and the problem of identity
GenderPAC and gender rights