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Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay

Sharon Marcus

Title:
Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay
Author(s):
Marcus, Sharon
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
English and Comparative Literature
Volume:
31
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Abstract:
Library shelves tell interesting stories. Thirty or forty years ago, it took almost no time to get from feminism to homosexuality—in the stacks. Neither category took up much space, and few books stood between them, since the Library of Congress system classifies feminism and homosexuality together in Subclass HQ, “The Family. Marriage. Women.” That subclass has filled out rapidly in the past forty years, and in the past two decades much of the growth has been in HQ 74‐77—“Bisexuality. Homosexuality. Lesbianism. Transvestism. Transexualism.” Books that once huddled together for warmth on a few shelves now proudly occupy many linear feet in most major research collections. Paralleling the growth of gay studies has been the even more substantial increase within HQ 1101‐2030.7: “Women. Feminism.”
Subject(s):
GLBT studies
Women's studies
Literature
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/432743
Item views:
1726
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