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Queer Theory Sociology (Twentieth-Century Social Theory)by Steven Seidman
Synopses & Reviews
For the first time in one volume Steven Seidman joins two fields of scholarship, queer theory and sociology, to bring about a new understanding of the social construction of homosexual desire. Included in this volume are some of the "classic" sociological essays that shaped lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies and the discursive approach of recent work by queer theorists.
Queer Theory Sociology suggests ways a sociological perspective can contribute to imaging a queer studies that preserves the critical spirit of queer theory while being attentive to the deeply institutional and structural dynamics in the formation of the sexual self and social order.
Combining the works of well-known scholars with newer thinkers, Queer Theory Sociology points towards a new sociological queer studies.
This book aims to productively engage the pioneering work of Queer theorists and point toe way towards a new sociological Queer studies.
About the Author
Steven Seidman, Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Albany, writes extensively in the areas of social theory, cultural sociology and sexual politics. He also wrote Contested Knowledge (Blackwell, 1994).
Table of Contents
Introduction by Steven Seidman.
Part I: Sociological Perspectives on Homosexual Desire.
Part II: Sociology/Queer Theory: A Dialogue.
Part III: Queer Sociological Approaches: Identity &Society.
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