Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer

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Alyson Books, 2004 - Social Science - 170 pages
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A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the core of postmodern theory, particularly its impact on queer and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, as well as her own life, to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire. This is that rare postmodern theory book that combines accessibility, passion, personal experience and applied politics, noting at every turn why these ideas matter and how they can affect your daily life.

Riki Wilchins is the founding executive director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition. The author of Read My Lips and GenderQueer. She was selected by Time magazine as one of "100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century."

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A decent introduction for the very new. - Goodreads
good queer theory intro book. - Goodreads
quite insightful introduction to gender theory. - Goodreads

Review: Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer

User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

quite insightful introduction to gender theory. informs about the different movements and the quarrels between them. sometimes it reads slightly like a pamphlet for genderPAC, which it shouldn't as wilchins tries to have at least a pseudo scholarly approach to the subject. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads

The best book on queer theory or gender theory that I have ever read. It's accessible without dumbing down the challenging thinkers whose work it presents. It succeeds brilliantly in making the work ... Read full review

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Riki Wilchins is the founding Executive Director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC), the national gender rights organization. The author of "Read My Lips," "GenderQueer," and "Queer Theory/Gender Theory," Riki was selected by TIME Magazin

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