Deleuze and queer theory

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Edinburgh University Press, Apr 15, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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A major paradigm shift in debates on sexuality, Deleuze and Queer Theorymarks a shift away from discourse on identity and signification and a move toward a radical new conception of bodily materialism. For too long queer theory has been dominated by the work of Judith Butler and a focus on performativity. In these essays, a critical engagement with the work of Deleuze and Guattari shape a new queer theory, one that revisits the very term of "queer," rethinks the sex-gender distinction as implied in queer theory, explores queer temporalities, and considers the non/rereading of the homosexual body/desire and the becoming-queer of the Deleuze Guattari philosophy.

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Contents

Introduction
1
On the Very Possibility of Queer Theory
11
The Queering
24
Copyright

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Chrysanthi Nigianni is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London. Merl Storr is senior lecturer in anthropology at the University of East London.

Merl Storr is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, at the University of East London.