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Queer Theory by Denisse Hidalgo

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Denisse A. Hidalgo

on 12 February 2013

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Queer Theory by:
Denisse A Hidalgo
Jacob Millwee
Shavar Williams The origins of the phrase queer theory
are attributed to Teresa de Lauretis. Origins Queer means:

- Different
- Odd
- Strange
-Abnormal Definitions Queer has also been referred to negative
characteristics, such as madness, as in "that's
a bit queer or unusual," and it has been a
term to refer to community. Assumptions Theory means: - Analysis
- Facts
- Relates to one another LGBT continue... Not just a study of gays and lesbians, but also the study of any other sexual orientations or behaviors that goes against society's formal norms. Theorists choose to make more of the category to include anyone that feels as a target or who does not fit the norm of society's dominant culture we live in. it would be reasonable if queer just meant that BUT, in this world we live in today, arrogance and ignorance made the word QUEER to what it is today. The definition of queer is a bit too narrow to say that it only belongs to a certain group. Queer theory continues to contest and break down traditional assumptions, categories, labels and perspectives including the process of the norm and the notion of queer itself. According to the queer theory, queer is better thought as a verb than a noun, like a set of actions rather than an identity. The theory is a study in which traditional sexual norms are rejected. Also, introduces the fact that there are more than just two types of sexualities. It focuses in people of different gender that are not living as they say the norm. Teresa de Lauretis, in February 1990, chose the phrase as the title for a conference she coordinated for the University of California, Santa Cruz, with the purpose of intentionally disrupting lesbian and gay studies. Lauretis original intention was to shake up the meanings, categories, and identities around gender and sexuality. born in Cleveland, Ohio, is an American philosopher who has contributed to the field of the queer theory analyzing how sexuality and identity are ratified and normalized by the dominant power of culture. describes queer as “whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant” and does not restrict the word queer to the community but rather broaden the category to include anyone who feels marginalized or who does not fit the labels of the dominant culture. LGBT David Halperin Judith Butler 5 Key Variables Religion Appearance Cultural Tradition Sexual Orientation Gender & Roles Incorporation of "Queer" behavior in society Motivates 1. Our primal desires
2. What becomes common
3. What use to be "queer" Tenets of behavior Institutions that have changed: 1. Slaves
2. Laws
3. Trends Queer behavior and the 1. TV
2. Music
3. Radio
4. Tech.
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