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

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pease Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library GRA 306.766 BARKER 34598000858756 Graphic Novels - Reading Room Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781785780714
  • ISBN: 1785780719
  • Physical Description: 175 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London, UK : Icon Books Ltd, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 174).
Summary, etc.:
"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. 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. 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."--Publisher description.
Though not a graphic novel, this highly illustrated nonfiction book explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do. Barker and Scheele show 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. Each page focuses on a specific aspect of the subject.
Subject: Queer theory > Comic books, strips, etc.
Queer theory > Pictorial works.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics.
Illustrated works.
Graphic format.

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