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This chapter provides an overview of queer scholarship and activism, exploring the historical and political development of queer work. It focuses on key debates within queer scholarship and activism, ranging from early queer explorations of sexuality and gender to more recent studies that extend the deconstructive critiques of queer work towards a broader range of objects. It also considers the more prominent critiques of queer scholarship and activism in order to understand their reception. This general overview sets up the discussions of queer work that feature throughout the rest of the book.


Political Movement Identity Category Proper Object Political Approach Gender Politics 
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  1. 1.School of JusticeQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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