Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness Sean Griffin

ISBN: 9781438426174

Published: May 7th 2009

Hardcover

270 pages


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Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness  by  Sean Griffin

Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness by Sean Griffin
May 7th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 270 pages | ISBN: 9781438426174 | 5.31 Mb

Just as feminist scholars have turned to considerations of masculinity and scholars of race have begun to consider whiteness as a category, this collection brings the insights of queer theory to bear on cinematic representations of straightness.MoreJust as feminist scholars have turned to considerations of masculinity and scholars of race have begun to consider whiteness as a category, this collection brings the insights of queer theory to bear on cinematic representations of straightness. Spanning decades and cultures, from silent Hollywood films to modern Mumbai cinema, the essays in Hetero uncover multiple forms of heterosexual desire and demonstrate that heterosexuality is in fact a heavily contested terrain.

Movies often become a place where one specific heteronormative ideal is upheld as proper, while other types of heterosexuality are denied or pathologized. By investigating how heterosexuality functions as a social construct, these essays deconstruct normative heterosexuality s simultaneous omnipresence and invisibility, effectively breaking down the barriers of sexual identity.

Hetero offers a collective call to expand the ways in which queer theory is applied and put into practical use, and exposes the queer nature of the love that does dare speak its name.



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