The Resource Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau

Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau

Label
Queer theory : the French response
Title
Queer theory
Title remainder
the French response
Statement of responsibility
Bruno Perreau
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2012 and 2013, masses of French citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against a bill on gay marriage. But demonstrators were not merely denouncing its damaging effects; they were also claiming that its origins lay in "gender theory," an ideology imported from the United States. By "gender theory" they meant queer theory in general and, more specifically, the work of noted scholar Judith Butler. Now French opponents to gay marriage, supported by the Vatican, are attacking school curricula that explore male/female equality, which they claim is further proof of gender theory's growing empire. They fear that this pro-homosexual propaganda will not only pervert young people, but destroy the French nation itself. What are the various facets of the French response to queer theory, from the mobilization of activists and the seminars of scholars to the emergence of queer media and the decision to translate this or that kind of book? Ironically, perceiving queer theory as a threat to France means overlooking the fact that queer theory itself has been largely inspired by French thinkers. By examining mutual influences across the Atlantic, Bruno Perreau analyzes changes in the idea of national identity in France and the United States. In the process, he offers a new theory of minority politics: an ongoing critique of norms is not only what gives rise to a feeling of belonging; it is the very thing that founds citizenship
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Perreau, Bruno,
Dewey number
306.7601
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Queer theory
  • Homosexuality
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Group identity
  • Nationalism
Target audience
adult
Label
Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11891916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503600461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891916
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891916
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Queer theory : the French response, Bruno Perreau
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11891916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503600461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891916
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891916
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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