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By David Shneer,Caryn Aviv

ISBN-10: 1594511713

ISBN-13: 9781594511714

ISBN-10: 1594511721

ISBN-13: 9781594511721

queer [adj]: 1 differing from what's ordinary or usual; extraordinary; singular; unusual 2 a little bit ailing; three mentally unbalanced four counterfeit; now not actual five gay: as a rule utilization, nonetheless mainly a slang time period of contempt or derision, yet in recent years utilized by a few as a descriptive time period with out detrimental connotations --Webster's Dictionary queer [adj]: used to explain a 1 physique of conception 2 box of serious inquiry three method of proudly choosing a bunch of individuals four manner of seeing the realm five feel of distinction from the norm -- David Shneer and Caryn Aviv, Queer in the United States, every now and then Contrasting queer existence at the present time and in years earlier, this landmark booklet brings jointly autobiographies, poetry, movie reviews, maps, records, legislation, and different texts to discover the that means and perform of the observe queer. by means of this Shneer and Aviv suggest: queer as either a kind of social violence and a decision to political activism; queer as performed by means of Robin Williams and Sharon Stone and as lived via Matthew Shepard and Brandon Teena; queer within the courthouses of Washington D.C. and at the streets of native land the United States. Contextualizing those modern tales with ones from the earlier, and figuring out them throughout the analytic instruments of feminist social feedback and historical past, the authors convey what it capability to be queer in America.

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