I know, but I meant more i depth."This unit provides a detailed introduction to the 'hot' debates raised by the new and developing field of queer theory. Queer theory is first positioned in relation to historically antecedent definitions of subjectivity in terms of gender and sexual practice. The unit's primary concerns are queer theory's repositioning of the subject, and its claims to represent a radical contestation of received Western cultural concepts of gender, order, sexual and social structures. Queer theory is positioned in relation to the work of major theorists (for example, Foucault, Butler, Freud, Crimp).The course addresses topics such as community, HIV/AIDS, race, fetishism and so on, and includes the use of filmic texts."
Source: Welcome to the web site for the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies @ Macquarie University - Sydney - Australia
That's the one, and I see they've changed the number from 204. The descriptions in the book seem kind of vague to me.hahahahha
I assume you're talking about this:
CUL222: Gender, Sexuality, Culture: Queer Theory
What is Queer Theory? Rather than attempting to answer this question by identifying a school of thought that is seemingly coherent, unified, stable, and definable, the aim of this unit is to offer a partial mapping of Queer Theory's heterogeneous terrain. Whilst the term queer is used in multiple and even contradictory ways in the texts we examine, for the most part, it functions—at least potentially—to problematise normative consolidations of sex, gender, sexuality. Queer Theory's reconfiguration of these terms and the relations between them, is formulated across a broad range of (often overlapping) topic areas which address issues such as (dis)ability, pleasure, addiction, racialisation, transgenderism, and so on. As a result, each of these concepts and the lived experience(s) of them, is simultaneously (trans)formed. Throughout the unit we critically examine the ways in which such (trans)formations are mobilised in and through a variety of contemporary texts.
And fuck, whoever wrote that has a huge obsession with parentheses.
Cultural studies is inherently vague, in my experience.That's the one, and I see they've changed the number from 204. The descriptions in the book seem kind of vague to me.
Well yeah, that style of writing is quite popular in the cultural studies department, particularly seeing as challenging the traditional structure and meaning of words is *kinda* important (particularly to that area of study) .And fuck, whoever wrote that has a huge obsession with parentheses.