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Thinking Queerly
Race, Sex, Gender, and the Ethics of Identity
David Ross Fryer  

$36.95 Paperback
Release Date: 11/20/2012
ISBN: 978-1-59451-360-2    

192 Pages


About the Book

Queer theory and the gay rights movement historically have been in tension, with the former critiquing precisely the identity politics on which the latter relies. Yet neither queer theory, in its predominately poststructuralist form, nor the gay rights movement, with its conservative “inclusionary” aspirations, has adequately addressed questions of identity or the political struggles against normativity that mark the lives of so many queer people. Taking on issues of race, sex, gender, and what he calls “the ethics of identity,” Fryer offers a new take on queer theory—one rooted in phenomenology rather than poststructuralism—that seeks to put postnormative thinking at its center. This provocative book gives us a glimpse of what “thinking queer” can look like in our “posthumanist age.”

About the Author(s)

David Ross Fryer works in queer theory, gender theory, Africana thought, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and ethics. He is Assistant Teaching Professor of Women's Studies at Drexel University.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 On the Possibilities of Posthumanism, or How to Think Queerly in an Anti-black World

Chapter 2 African-American Queer Studies

Chapter 3 Toward a Phenomenology of Gender Identity

Chapter 4 What Levinas and Psychoanalysis Can Teach Each Other, or How to Be a Mensch Without Going Meshugah

Chapter 5 Reading Responsibility in The Hollrs: Two Accounts of Subjectivity



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Related Topics

Gender Studies
Women's Studies

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