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    Queer frameworks and queer tendencies: towards an understanding of postmodern transformations of sexuality

    Roseneil, Sasha (2003) Queer frameworks and queer tendencies: towards an understanding of postmodern transformations of sexuality. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning 2003 (1), pp. 18-34. ISSN 0907-6182.

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    Abstract

    This article aims to extend the theorization of postmodernity to consider social changes in the realm of sexuality. It offers a discussion of recent developments in queer theory, which, it is argued, can contribute significant new theoretical frameworks for the analysis of sexuality. It then traces some of the shifts in the organization of sexuality in the second half of the twentieth century, the emergence of modern sexual identities, and the changing relationships between `the homosexual' and `the heterosexual', as categories, identities and ways of life. The article then outlines what are conceptualized as the `queer tendencies' of postmodernity, which it is suggested characterize the contemporary re-organization of relations of sexuality. These queer tendencies are: queer auto-critique, the decentring of heterorelations, the emergence of hetero-reflexivity, and the cultural valorizing of the queer.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Volume titled "Skewed Sex"
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Culture Identity, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, Postmodernity, Queer Theory, Sexuality, Social Change
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 14:42
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:33
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10022

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