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  • Historical context (Joetta) --postmodernism --questioning the category “woman” --feminism not the “proper place” to think about sex/sexuality --Queer Nation, ACT UP, in-your-face- --sex wars in feminist circles --critique of identity politics (marriage) Breakdown of binary thinking
  • Break down of binary thinking, binary relations

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  • 1. Dr. Sarah Rainey
  • 2. Topography of Feminist Thought
  • 3. Queer
    • As a politics…
    • As an identity…
    • As a theory…
      • Postmodernism
      • Performativity (Butler)
        • 'There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; ... identity is performatively constituted by the very "expressions" that are said to be its results.' ( Gender Trouble , p. 25).
      • Abject
      • Heterosexual Matrix
  • 4. Feminist Critiques of QT
    • Marginalization of lesbians, people of color
    • Glossing over of difference
    • Difficult politics
    • Place of the “subject”
  • 5. Possibilities of QT
    • Rethinking normative ways of seeing, looking for outliers, looking for the abject
    • Community, solidarity
    • Queering nationality, ability, race…
  • 6. Queer Globalization
    • Relationship to Capitalism
    • Local/global
    • Queering development discourse
  • 7. Putting Feminist Thought Into Historical Context
    • Important Vocabulary
      • Backlash
      • Post-feminism/t
      • “ power feminism”
  • 8. 1 st Wave
    • 1848 Declaration of Sentiments
    • 1920, 19 th Amendment
  • 9. 2 nd Wave
  • 10. 3 rd Wave
  • 11. 3 rd wave
    • A generation
    • A time period
    • An ideology/politics
  • 12. Wave Metaphor
    • Benefits
    • Drawbacks