Queer : a graphic history
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London, UK : Icon Books Ltd, 2016.
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Book
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9781785780714, 1785780719
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Published
London, UK : Icon Books Ltd, 2016.
Physical Desc
175 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
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English
ISBN
9781785780714, 1785780719
Lexile measure
1270

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Includes bibliographical references (page 174).
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"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. Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what's "normal", such as Alfred Kinsey's view of sexuality as a spectrum between heterosexuality and homosexuality, Judith Butler's view of gendered behavior as a performance, the play Wicked, which reinterprets characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 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,"--Amazon.com.
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Though not a graphic novel, this high 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.
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1270L,Lexile

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barker, M., & Scheele, J. (2016). Queer: a graphic history . Icon Books Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Meg-John, 1974- and Jules Scheele. 2016. Queer: A Graphic History. Icon Books Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Meg-John, 1974- and Jules Scheele. Queer: A Graphic History Icon Books Ltd, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barker, Meg-John, and Jules Scheele. Queer: A Graphic History Icon Books Ltd, 2016.

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