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Feminism Is Queer


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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition: The Cultural Currency of Queer Preface to the First Edition: Not Just the New "Gay" Section I: Sexuality 1. The Social Construction of Sexuality 2. The Social History of Lesbian and Gay Identity 3. Queer Alternatives Section II: Sex 4. Unwelcome Interventions 5. Welcome Transitions Section III: Gender 6. Gender Refined and Redefined 7. Feminism Re-Examined and Reconsidered Section IV: Queer feminism 8. Notes Toward a Queer Feminism 9. Questionably Queer? From Straight Allies to Queer Solidarity Appendix: Terms and concepts

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Now revised and expanded, this work remains an essential guide to anyone with an interest in gender, sexuality, and the relationship between feminism and queer theory.

About the Author

Mimi Marinucci is professor of philosophy and women's and gender studies at Eastern Washington University, USA. Her teaching and research are focused on feminism and philosophy, particularly as represented in popular culture. She is especially interested in popular culture as a medium for the production and dissemination of knowledge about who we are as women and men. She is also the founding editor of Wave 2.5: A Feminist Zine, a two-time Utne Independent Press Award nominee (2005, 2009).


[Feminism is Queer] is an outstanding reference for students and faculty attempting to understand the history and current issues in the LGBTQ+ communities. * Choice Connect *
Marinucci handily synthesizes new and classic theories regarding cultural and scientific definitions of sex, gender, and sexuality in a comprehensive text that is both lucid and erudite. This book will surely become required reading in many courses in women's and gender studies and in sexuality studies. * Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, Eastern Washington University *
In wonderfully accessible and penetrating analyses, Marinucci makes the case that feminist and queer theory are inseparable allies - or should be. With its comprehensive appendix and carefully organized chapters, Feminism is Queer is an ideal text for teaching about gender, sexuality, and the practice of theorizing. * Marjorie Jolles, Roosevelt University *
This brief yet comprehensive book is perfect for anyone who is interested in the origins and meanings of the concept 'queer.' Marinucci's impressive interdisciplinary depth and breadth combine with a readily accessible writing style to make Feminism is Queer a lucid and intelligent treatment of an essentially complex and controversial concept. * Nancy Slonneger Hancock, Northern Kentucky University *

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