Queer: A Graphic History

Queer: A Graphic History

Meg-John Barker Julia Scheele / Sep 17, 2019

Queer A Graphic History Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel From identity politics and ge

  • Title: Queer: A Graphic History
  • Author: Meg-John Barker Julia Scheele
  • ISBN: 9781785780714
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel.From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do how these ideas get tangled up with our culture anActivist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel.From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology and how these views have been disputed and challenged.Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what s normal Alfred Kinsey s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.

    Queer A Graphic History Dr Dr Meg John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist academic specializing in sex, gender and relationships Meg John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and has over a decade of experience researching and publishing on these topics including non monogamous relationships, kink, counseling, and mindfulness, as well as co editing Queer A Graphic History by Meg John Barker Sep , Barker and Scheele s Queer A Graphic History is a succinct account of the academic field of queer theory They go a long way to cut down on intensive and confusing jargon, and they succeed in providing many humorous and telling illustrations that reflect on queer icons throughout history while staying true to the political and cultural Queer A Graphic History Introducing Queer A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender Vice Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel. Queer A Graphic History Ingram Academic Nov , Queer is a great primer that will open ideas and start a great search for even details Perfect for when you find yourself stuck in conversations outside of your small talk repertoire This book will make a great addition to your library of queer essentials Lambda Literary Queer is for the funky free thinker Queer A Graphic History by Meg John Barker, Julia Scheele Queer is a great primer that will open ideas and start a great search for even details Perfect for when you find yourself stuck in conversations outside of your small talk repertoire This book will make a great addition to your library of queer essentials Lambda Literary Queer Queer A Graphic History Could Totally Change the VICE Sep , How we got these ideas and the ways in which they can be dismantled is the subject of Meg John Barker s new book, Queer A Graphic History The graphic non Queer A Graphic History Icon Books Queer A Graphic History Paperback Meg John Barker Jules Scheele Share this book Queer A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender Vice Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel. Queer A Graphic History by Meg John Barker and Jules Sep , Queer A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender Vice Activist academic Meg John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ action in this groundbreaking non fiction graphic novel. a book review by Jane Haile Queer A Graphic History Nov , Queer A Graphic History is a lucid little book that manages despite or because of its light hearted format to provide clarity on the varied, sometimes contradictory, and still evolving meanings of the term queer, which can be used as a verb or a noun Probably its most common usage as a verb is in to queer the pitch not mentioned here Queer A Graphic History Download eBook PDF EPUB queer a graphic history Download queer a graphic history or read online here in PDF or EPUB Please click button to get queer a graphic history book now All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don t worry about it.

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        Dr Meg John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships Their popular books include the anti self help relationship book Rewriting the Rules, The Secrets of Enduring Love with Jacqui Gabb , Queer A Graphic History with Julia Scheele , and Enjoy Sex, How, When and If You Want To with Justin Hancock Meg John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and has published many academic books and papers on topics including non monogamous relationships, sadomasochism, counselling, and mindfulness, as well as co founding the journal Psychology Sexuality and the activist research organisation BiUK They were the lead author of The Bisexuality Report which has informed UK policy and practice around bisexuality and are currently co editing a book on non binary gender with similar aims in that area They are involved in running many public events on sexuality and relationships, including Sense about Sex and Critical Sexology Meg John is a UKCP accredited psychotherapist working with gender, sexually, and relationship diverse GSRD clients.


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    1. I wasn't expecting this to be queer /theory/! This is also more of a highly illustrated book than a graphic novel/graphic history. So basically, this was more intellectual than I was expecting. But that was great! Although sometimes it got a little intimidating, I think overall it did a great job in introducing a very dense, complex, sometimes incomprehensible subject. I took a Queer Theory class in university, so I was familiar with some of this, but it was a great refresher for those and intro [...]


    2. Maybe I should write a review that explains why this book is such utter garbage.1. Queer theory is a plot (modification of Adrian Piper stating that post-structuralism is a plot). Queer is a meaningless word that is unresponsive to the realities faced by LGBT people, namely homophobia and transphobia. In using queer to mean anyone who is kewl and performative instead of using it to refer to people grouped together on the basis of shared oppression, you miss why LGBT people experience discriminat [...]


    3. Book blurb: From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.I was at a gathering recently where people were asked to introduce themselves, and identify which pronouns they prefer. Huh? There are times I feel so dang old. Sigh.This non [...]


    4. El título es engañoso, debería llamarse "Queer: A Graphic History of Queer THEORY". Si estáis buscando una cronología de hechos importantes en la historia del activismo LGBT no es vuestro libro. Los conceptos son complejos y en muchas ocasiones no he llegado a captarlos estando tan resumidos, por lo que no podría recomendar el libro a nadie que no supiera algo de teoría queer de antemano (vamos, un user de twitter/tumblr :P). Tampoco se lo recomendaría a alguien versade en teoría queer. [...]


    5. 4.5 Stars.This is such a great overview of queer theory. This book at least touched on almost every concept I've studied in almost 2 years of university gender and queer studies and explains everything in a clear, concise way that makes some of the notoriously confusing concepts easy to understand. Seriously, I've never understood Foucault more clearly. Every idea is accompanies by pictures that both help with the explanations and also keep things interesting (let's be real, a lot of queer theor [...]


    6. For some reason I'd expected this to be a sort of Alice in Sunderland if Sunderland were the chosen name of one of Alice's non-binary partners. Whereas really it's much more an illustrated introduction in the manner of those old beginner's guides (I say that like I read more than one, when in fact it was just Rius on Marx at an early age while bored at a family friend's). Still, it deals admirably with the difficulty of introducing and summarising theories whose very essence is to disputatiously [...]


    7. 4 estrelles perquè penso que és un llibre molt difícil d'escriure. A vegades no m'ha acabat d'agradar l'estructura, per moments l'he trobada mica caòtica, però realment explica moltíssimes coses d'una manera bastant clara. El que m'ha agradat més, per això, és la constant revisió i com s'han inclòs de manera exhaustiva les diverses crítiques que s'han fet a la teoria queer. Tot i la voluntat de ser esquemàtic i directe, en cap moment cau en la simplificació.Un dia després, penso q [...]


    8. Clever, accessible and comprehensive introduction to queer theory. And the authors don't shy away from critique - they're quick to point out when they themselves fall into binaries, they notice lack of intersectionality, and list the issues of this developing academic field. A good read, even if you know your Foucault and Butler. I wanted to write that it puts things in place, but no. It sets them in unending, erratic motion, as queer theory should.


    9. This review was originally posted here on my blog, Magic & Musings. Check it out!* Icon Books kindly sent me a copy of Queer for review, but my opinions below are just that: my opinions! *'Activist-academic Megan-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop culture, film, activism and academics guide us on a journey through the [...]


    10. Wow. That was not at all what I expected, though not in a bad way. Certainly it was more of an intellectual workout than I was prepared for. Queer is an introduction to Queer Theory in graphic novel form. Although I just read the book, I doubt my ability to give a coherent summary of just what QT is. There's one quote that comes close to my hazy understanding, but it will take some setting up. Throughout the book, there are portraits of various writers and researchers whose work has contributed [...]


    11. Here’s the thing: I’m queer in a number of ways. I’ve known I was attracted to multiple genders for a long time, but good old childhood shaming and being called “Lizzie the Lesbo” was enough for me to squash that side of me until I reached adulthood and eventually felt safe enough to think about it. I’ve known I was not a girl and not a boy either for my whole life, existing in the in-between and struggling with intermittent social and physical dysphoria. It was only in my late twent [...]


    12. Listen. I loved this book. It's educational without being too esoteric. It stakes positions but isn't preachy. It's accessible and inclusive. It made me consider familiar topics from new perspectives, and gave voice to feelings I've had for years, not knowing there were entire concepts and fields of study based on them. I wish this book had been around when I was 14 years old and starting to understand myself as more than I had been told I could be. I honestly wish I could put this book into eve [...]


    13. Solid intro and/or review of Queer Theory. Impressed by the amount of information covered in such a short book. Great jumping off point to learn more.


    14. This book is full of oversimplifications, overt biases, and outright lies. Radical Feminists (called by an actual slur in this crap book) aren't "using" Butler's theories "to advance an agenda." They are practicing real feminism, which has nothing to do with Butler's neoliberal, PoMo, faux-academic garbage. There's a reason that Walmart carries this pile of shit in paper form. It's mainstream neoliberal propaganda.


    15. This book is missing an important word on the cover, THEORY. This isn't the graphic history of the queer community, but a short, illustrated introduction into queer theory. Anyone who has studied queer issues already knows the basics, and anyone wanting to know the basics needs more than the book offers.


    16. As I have gotten older, I have noticed that the world is changing. Of course, the world is always changing, but with age comes the perspective that what once was no longer is. Things that were 'normal' when I was a kid are now much less prevalent, while things that were radical, or fringe, have moved into the mainstream. I'm confident that my parents, my grandparents, and my great-grandparents had exactly the same observations. The world changes. So simple to write, so difficult to deal with!Cha [...]


    17. The only reason I'm withholding a star is because I had to read this really quickly for class, so I didn't get to sit with all the content as long as I would've liked. But I'm definitely going to re-read and probably even buy this one, so I'll update my rating then!For now, I'm really excited at the idea of taking theory outside of academia and exploring different mediums that change the way readers can engage with complex ideas. Of course a book like this can't get into precise detail about eve [...]


    18. Il principale lato positivo che ho trovato di questo testo è la sua schiacciante semplicità: ogni pagina è dedicata ad un tema del mondo Queer che viene descritto attraverso parole e disegni in maniera comprensibile a chiunque. É una fantastica carrellata dei principali pensatori femministi e LGBT+ che hanno aiutato alle definizioni di queer attraverso i loro scritti filosofici, accademici e femministi. Una lettura veloce che però rimanda indirettamente ad una bibliografia praticamente infi [...]



    19. This was very interesting and informative. I enjoyed the style and way the information was presented because I think it helped me understand everything a bit better. That being said, I'd like to read it again to really soak up all the info. I'd recommend it!


    20. For being a graphic, this book was beefy. A lot of academic language is used and honestly it felt like a long lecture. Needless to edit was difficult for me to get through, but there is a lot of great information about being queer and the different queer theories. I liked learning about the field through the history and the important theorists, but that's it. Highly recommend for someone needing/wanting to learn about queer theory, but not for someone looking for a light read.


    21. A tougher read than expected. I didn't really know anything about queer theory before reading this book and I assumed that this relatively short book, with all pages dominated by a drawing, would be an easy introduction. I was wrong. So much is crammed into the relatively few words, it can be difficult to keep up. Several pages had to be read several times for me to understand or follow. Having said that I did learn a lot and the cartoons generally did help me Grasp a basic understanding of many [...]


    22. I sought out this work because of the subtitle, "A Graphic History." I was hoping for a graphic novel and instead received a pretty dull PowerPoint presentation. Basically a droning lecture is typeset in big blocks of text that float over bland illustrations that exhibit little continuity or flow. The most amusing part of the book for me was the several minutes I spent afterward using Google Images to search for the various real people whose images appear in the book and counting how many times [...]


    23. This is a GREAT skip-the-rocks overview of queer theories. It's not a graphic novel, more an illustrated guide. (Think of those 'picture dictionaries' of the '70s and '80s.) Overall, the author and illustrator do a solid job of offering the tenants of difficult-to-pin down ideas; the people, places and situations from whence ideas originated; and offered theories for how these ideas, issues, desires, activisms, theorists, researchers and efforts intersect. My biggest takeaway: Beware the Binary. [...]


    24. Excellent read! This book is a perfect overview: touches on major themes and explains them in an accessible (!!!Accessible Academia for the win!!!) manner with wonderful illustrations throughout! A great introduction to a nice diversity of Queer Theorists (and others). I loved this book. It would make a great jumping off point for people just being introduced to queer theory but also provides such a good overview that if this was all you read on queer theory you'd have a pretty solid understandi [...]


    25. This was a lot more academic and heavier reading than I had prepared for. That being said, this book offers a decent amount of information on Queer Theory, especially as an introduction to such a complicated study. I didn't really realize how complicated it really was until I read this book. I do appreciate that they touched on many ongoing topics like biphobia, the trouble with TERFS, Trans issues, intersectionality, race, disability, and feminism in relation to Queer Theory. An LGBTQ history w [...]


    26. I want to preface this saying that this book was not what I expected - I was expecting more of a comprehensive history of the queer community, rather than a primer on queer theory. That detracted from my enjoyment of the book a bit, but I do have to say that it was informative, and a fairly good introduction to queer theory and the difference aspects/facets of it. This was interesting, and the art was really good, and I did appreciate the opportunity (albeit unexpectedly) to learn more about que [...]


    27. So. This is a good start to queer theory, however misses out a few key things.It completely ignores the idea why some people reject the word queer. I identify as queer, but not exploring this is unfair to people who reject this umbrella-labelling in favour of other terms.It also claims, bewilderingly, that cishet people can be queer. Kinksters are not queer. Sorry, pals. It takes a lot of time to discuss lived experiences of actual queer people and then ignores the fact that a lot of queer peopl [...]


    28. I didn't look at this all that closely when pulling it off a display shelf and I expected it to be maybe a first person narrative. It's actually a textbook. It's dense and nearly every page could be expanded into its own textbook, but as a "get up to speed" primer it's effective. Having read it I feel more educated but also more like a dinosaur.


    29. This was a good overview of a very expansive and expanding subject but it felt too dry for my taste. Although I have to give props that by disseminating all this formation in a graphic novel format actually made it more appealing.I admit some of the thinkings seemed very radical to me. There was at least one idea that I'm still pondering: in our struggle to fit in, have we forgotten if the mold is even something we should even aspire to?


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