Playing with Fire: Queer Politics, Queer Theories

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Routledge (1997)
Abstract
The last five years have witnessed the birth of a vibrant new group of young scholars who are writing about queer law, politics, and policy--topics which are no longer treated as of interest only to lesbians and gay men, but which now garner the attention of political theorists of all stripes. Playing With Fire --the first scholarly collection on queer politics by US political theorists--opens the intersection of lesbian and gay studies and political theory to a wide audience. It covers a wide range of issues, including: the theory of queer identities; the contrasts among ethnic, racial, and sexual identities; the debate between liberals and communitarians; the right to privacy; and the meaning of equal citizenship. Contributors: Gordon Babst, Lisa Bower, Cynthia Burack, Judith Butler, Paisley Currah, Morris Kaplan, Gary Lehring, Shane Phelan, Anne Marie Smith, Angelia Wilson, and Stacey Young.
Keywords Gay men Identity  Lesbians Identity  Gay men Political activity  Lesbians Political activity  Lesbian feminism  Homosexuality Political aspects  Homosexuality Philosophy  Queer theory
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Call number HQ76.3.U5.P58 1997
ISBN(s) 0415914167
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