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Queer : a graphic history / Meg-John Barker, Julia Scheele.

By: Barker, Meg-John, 1974- [author.].
Contributor(s): Scheele, Julia [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Icon, 2016Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781785780714; 1785780719.Subject(s): Queer theory -- Comic books, strips, etcDDC classification: 306.7601 Summary: Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer theory . From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
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'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' Vice <br> <br> Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Jules Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.<br> <br> From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.<br> <br> Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what's 'normal' - Alfred Kinsey's view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler's view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we're invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.<br> <br> Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.

Activist-academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer theory . From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.

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Here, sequential art is used to delineate and untangle the sticky webs of queer theory discourse, past to present. In a style similar to that of Scott McCloud's seminal Understanding Comics-albeit richer with text-author Barker (psychology, Open Univ.; Rewriting the Rules) describes the contributions of pertinent scholars, as well as the landmark developments in this school of thought and those that led up to it, in accessible prose. Artist Scheele's black-and-white illustrations range from portraits and commentary cartoons to diagrams complemented by other explanatory drawings that enliven and strengthen the content. Readers will have to backtrack to keep all the names and concepts straight (no pun intended), and the volume is positively biased toward queer theory without a complete examination of its implications. Still, it succeeds in opening its rarified subject matter to nonacademic audiences and disrupting assumptions and preconceptions about gender and sexuality, not to mention race, class, and the idea of "normal." Verdict Queer is the sort of primer on oft-complex ideas highly recommended to undergraduate students and curious lay readers; former undergrads will wish they had such resources when they were hacking through this difficult material. Includes profanity and provocative content; suitable for teens and up. [See Tom Batten's "Picture the Possibilities," ow.ly/u6HN30411xf.]-J. Osicki, Saint John Free P.L., NB © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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