Queer as a Concept: Potentialities and Limitations

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Essay #: 054690
Total text length is 4,706 characters (approximately 3.2 pages).

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The beginning:
Queer as a Concept: Potentialities and Limitations
Introduction
This paper is a proposal for a larger research paper examining the concept of “queer” – its possibilities and its limitations. The essay question, the subject matter, the tentative thesis, the main questions, and the outline of the final paper will all be disclosed below.
The essay question chosen
What are the possibilities and limitations of “queer” as a concept? In a related vein, how might the term “queer” reinforce hetero-normativity?
The subject of the final research paper
The subject of the final paper will explore the potentialities of the term, “queer,” what limitations can be (or are being) applied to this concept, and how the mere use of the word “queer” could...
The end:
.....ions – or it must come up with useful synonyms that still capture the essence of the gay lifestyle.
Tentative bibliography
Dilley, Patrick. “Queer theory: under construction.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 12.5(1999): 457-472.
Green, A.I. “gay but not queer: toward a post-queer study of sexuality.” Theory & Society, 31.4(2002): 521-545.
Henderson, Lisa. “Queer theory, new millennium.” Journal of Homosexuality, 45.2-4(2003): 375-379.
Joyce, V.M. “what’s so queer about composing? Exploring Attali’s concept of composition from a queer perspective.” Popular Music & Society, 21.3(1997): 35-59.
Young, I.M. “Lived body versus gender: reflections on social structure and subjectivity.” Ratio, 15.4(2002): 410-428.