The Routledge Queer Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource and textbook for students and scholars working in this vibrant and interdisciplinary field. The volume traces the emergence and development of Queer Studies, presenting reproductions of the key critical essays crucial for any study, alongside more recent essays, exploring exciting new directions. Each section is individually edited and introduced by a prominent scholar, contextualizing the work within its historical, disciplinary and theoretical boundaries. Section subject areas include 'Genealogies', 'Sex', 'Temporalities', 'Kinship', 'Affect', 'Bodies and Borders'. The book is edited by two of the leading scholars in the field and features valuable pedagogical tools, including discussion questions, an annotated bibliography and a glossary. The Routledge Queer Studies Reader is a field-defining volume and presents an illuminating guide for established scholars and also those new to Queer Studies.
'It is hard to imagine a volume that could represent the field more knowingly!' Robyn Wiegman, Duke University, USA 'This fresh, innovative, and significant volume demonstrates convincingly the queer moment is by no means over.' Laura Doan, University of Manchester, UK 'Get prepared to enter a scene of provocation, a sexy sort of maelstrom, where trans meets butch meets brown meets "quare" meets intersex, racial, post-colonial, and disabled matters in juxtaposition, in telling combinations. Even subtleties and biting formulations appear side by side, in a queer cubism, leading both students and scholars to thoughts that will startle and seduce them.' Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah, USA
Donald E. Hall is Professor and Herbert and Ann Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Annamarie Jagose is Professor and Head of the School of Letters, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney, Australia. Andrea Bebell is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University, USA. Susan Potter is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand Aotearoa.