Thinking Gay or Thinking Queer: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Queer Studies

Thinking Gay or Thinking Queer: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Queer Studies Sex Roles (2008) 59:906–908 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9452-0 BOOK REVIEW Thinking Gay or Thinking Queer: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Queer Studies LGBT Studies and Queer Theory: New Conflicts, Collaborations, and Contested Terrain. Edited by Karen E. Lovaas, John P. Elia, and Gust A. Yep, Harrington Park Press, 2006, 340 pp. $32.00 (paperback). ISBN-13: 978-1-56023-317-6 James Joseph Dean Published online: 21 June 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 A polarizing pattern in sexuality studies is the tendency to religious studies and film studies. In the first article “Queer view lesbian and gay studies as mainly the province of Theory, Late Capitalism, and Internalized Homophobia,” scholars in the social sciences while associating queer Max Kirsch, echoing Frederic Jameson’s(1992) well noted theory with the humanities. Under this spotlight, a series of argument regarding postmodernism as a condition of late other binaries are invoked, such as differences in theoretical capitalist development, states that queer theory’s obfusca- emphasis (e.g., constructionism/deconstructionism), disci- tion of the social movements and disciplines that created plinary divides (e.g., communications/English) or general the foundations for its existence is impeding social change theoretical standpoints (e.g., modern/postmodern). Of by unproductively focusing on deconstructing the subject. course, this polarizing pattern has Sex Roles Springer Journals

Thinking Gay or Thinking Queer: Bridging the Divide Between Gay and Queer Studies

Sex Roles , Volume 59 (12) – Jun 21, 2008

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