Define queer theory and explain its placement in the study of gender.
Queer Theory is a perspective that problematizes the manner in which we have been taught to think about sexual orientation.... View the full answer
- The biological and physical aspects of sexuality largely concern the human reproductive functions, including the human sexual-response cycle and the basic biological drive that exists in all species.
- Jul 20, 2016 at 4:22am
- Queer theory "focuses on mismatches between sex, gender and desire."Queer has been associated most prominently with bisexual, lesbian and gay subjects, but its analytic framework also includes such topics as cross-dressing, intersex, gender ambiguity and gender-corrective surgery. Queer theory's attempted debunking of stable (and correlated) sexes, genders, and sexualities develops out of the specifically lesbian and gay reworking of the post-structuralist figuring of identity as a constellation of multiple and unstable positions. Queer theory examines the constitutive discourses of homosexuality developed in the last century in order to place "queer" in its historical context, and surveys contemporary arguments both for and against this latest terminology.
- Jul 20, 2016 at 4:24am