• Title: A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
  • Author: Martin Duberman
  • ISBN: 9780814718759
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Queer World The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader This compedious cutting edge volume offers a broad array of the most provocative gay lesbian bisexual and transgender scholarship produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies CLAGS over the
    This compedious, cutting edge volume offers a broad array of the most provocative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender scholarship produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies CLAGS over the first decade 1986 1996 of its existence at the CUNY Graduate SchoolAGS has had a profound and legitimizing influence on the establishment of gay and lesbian studies asThis compedious, cutting edge volume offers a broad array of the most provocative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender scholarship produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies CLAGS over the first decade 1986 1996 of its existence at the CUNY Graduate SchoolAGS has had a profound and legitimizing influence on the establishment of gay and lesbian studies as a discipline Thousands have attended its events, featuring hundreds of scholars, activists, and cultural workers many thousands have lamented how they would have liked to have been there With this book, they finally, vicariously, can be.Divided into five parts on identities as they revolve around gender and sexuality on the terrains of homosexual history on mind body relations on laws and economics and on policy issues related to gay youth, AIDS, and aging A Queer World offers a compelling panorama of gay and lesbian life Featuring the work, among others, of such figures as Yukiko Hanawa, Will Roscoe, Jewelle L Gomez, Jonathan Ned Katz, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Jeffrey Escoffier, Janice M Irvine, Kendall Thomas, Gilbert Herdt, Vivien Ng, Douglas Crimp, Walt Odets, Serena Nanda, Cindy Patton, Michael Moon, William Byne, and Randolph Trumback, A Queer World is distinctive in its focus on the social sciences and issues relating to public policy Consisting largely of previously unpublished essays, this volume and its companion volume Queer Representations Reading Lives, Reading Cultures is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in the study of sexuality.

    One Reply to “A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader”

    1. For the most part, this book has an excellent collection of lectures given at CUNY. The lecturers examine a multitude of subjects that affect gays and lesbians. However, there are some extremely weak lectures in here. For example, the first one is pointless and seems to have no discernible point. I almost gave up on reading the book in the first place. It would've helped if several pieces had been culled.

    2. I have a profound admiration for the struggles, observations and realities of my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters. I honor their fight for equal rights and as a progressive I think it is essential to understand their fight, which is the most profound current civil rights struggle in America. This book is an excellent reader for anyone seeking to understand more about the complexities and identity of gay and lesbian experience in the current era.

    3. there are some really solid pieces in here; the only problem is *some* issues (DADT, the LeVey hypothesis, Bowers vs. Hardwick) are either no longer issues or the issues are completely reframed; the history section(s) alone are worth picking up a copy for & from a historians viewpoint the book is interesting (although Queer in this case is just a standin for gay & lesbian) with a somewhat limited scope

    4. i've read about half of the readings in here and from what i can tell it's a pretty good anthology for those interested in queer/lesbian and gay studies.

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