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Queer Excursions – Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Lal Zimman, Jenny Davis, and Joshua Raclaw


Across scholarship on gender and sexuality, binaries like female versus male and gay versus straight have been problematized as symbols of the stigmatization and erasure of non-normative subjects and practices. The chapters of Queer Excursions offer a series of distinct perspectives on these binaries as well as on a number of other, less immediately apparent dichotomies that nevertheless permeate the gendered and sexual lives of speakers in various contexts. Some chapters focus on the limiting or misleading qualities of binaristic analyses, while others suggest that binaries are a crucial comp ... More

Keywords: gender and sexuality, queer, binaries, dichotomous systems, linguistic practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lal Zimman, editor
Reed College

Jenny Davis, editor
University of Kentucky

Joshua Raclaw, editor
University of Wisconsin-Madison