Queer Theory and Contemporary Ceramics

March 25, 2008

Deconstructing the term “Queer”

Filed under: Uncategorized — pritikachowdhry @ 9:17 pm

Alexander Doty defines queerness as “a quality related to any expression that can be marked as contra-, non-, or anti-straight”. Queer activists have in fact, consistently opposed the reductive equation of Queer to sexual orientation. As a result, a “queer” position has now become a radical, political position of non-normative and oppositional politics. The intro to Alexander Doty’s book Making Things Perfectly Queer, and the chapter titled “There’s Something Queer Here” from the same book put the term “Queer” in perspective.


1 Comment »

  1. queer is not anti-straight but it is outside of the straight spectrum


    Comment by queerunity — May 12, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

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