Definition of Queer Theory
Examples of Queer Theory
- Barnard, Ian. 2004. Queer Race. New York: Peter Lang.
- Warner, Michael. 1999. The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life. New York: Free Press.
Queer Theory Pronunciation
Syllabification: queer the·o·ry
- American English – /kwIR thEE-uhr-ree/
- British English – /kwIUH thIUH-ree/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /kwɪr ˈθiəri/
- British English – /kwɪə ˈθɪəri/
- Plural: queer theories
- Queer theory challenges existing and essentialist notions of gender and sexuality, in particular arguing there is a bias toward heterosexuality as “normal”, referred to as heteronormativity. This bias silences nonheterosexual voices
- Sex and Gender Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “queer” and “theory” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “queer theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/queer-theory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
queer theory. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/queer-theory/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “queer theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/queer-theory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“queer theory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/queer-theory/>.