Queer Representations

Queer Representations celebrates the eclectic, diverse nature of gay and lesbian culture and its production. The volume begins by asking how we can interpret an image--is the image homosexual and if so, how can we understand it?

Queer Representations

What role does theory play in academia today? How can feminist theory be made more relevant to the very real struggles undertaken by women of all professions, races, and sexual orientation? How can it be directed into more effective social activism, and how is theory itself a form of practice? Feminist theory and political activism need not—indeed cannot—be distinct and alienated from one another. To reconcile the gulf between word and deed, scholar-activists from a broad range of disciplines have come together here to explore the ways in which practice and theory intersect and interact. The authors argue against overly abstract and esoteric theorizing that fails its own tests of responsible political practice and suggest alternative methods by which to understand feminist issues and attain feminist goals. They also examine the current state of affairs in the academy, exposing the ways in which universities systematically reinforce social hierarchies and offering important and intelligent suggestions for curricular and structural changes. Is Academic Feminism Dead? marks a significant step forward in relating academic and social movement feminism. It recognizes and examines the diverse realities experienced by women, as well as the changing political, cultural, and economic realities shaping contemporary feminism.

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Queer Representations
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-05-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

What role does theory play in academia today? How can feminist theory be made more relevant to the very real struggles undertaken by women of all professions, races, and sexual orientation? How can it be directed into more effective social activism, and how is theory itself a form of practice?
Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Melanie Kohnen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-06 - Publisher: Routledge

This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV after the events of 9/11. Kohnen
Queer Representations in Chinese-language Film and the Cultural Landscape
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Shi-Yan Chao
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-06 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

This book provides a cultural history of queer representations in Chinese-language film and media, negotiated by locally produced knowledge, local cultural agency, and lived histories. Incorporating a wide range of materials in both English and Chinese, this interdisciplinary project investigates the processes through which Chinese tongzhi/queer imaginaries are articulated, focusing
Shakespeare and Queer Representation
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Stephen Guy-Bray
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-09 - Publisher: Routledge

In this engaging and accessible guidebook, Stephen Guy-Bray uses queer theory to argue that in many of Shakespeare’s works representation itself becomes queer. Shakespeare often uses representation, not just as a lens through which to tell a story, but as a textual tool in itself. Shakespeare and Queer Representation includes
Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Melanie Kohnen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-15 - Publisher:

This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV after the events of 9/11. Kohnen