LITERATURE REVIEW: QUEER STUDIES
Paper : 3, Literature Review
Submitted to : SSCCM
Enrollment No: 2154112220170001
Submitted by : Nidhi Jasani
Problems of LGBT people
Their struggle for survival in main stream
Social, economical, psychological
Theory of Marginalization
“Marginals are people the system of labor
cannot or will not use.” As a result, they are
excluded from one of society’s major
integrating activities, thereby missing out on
one of the basic factors leading to full
- Iris MarionYoung
Starting in the 1970s, a range of authors
brought deconstructionist critical approaches
to bear on issues of sexual identity
Queer theory explores and contents the
categorization of gender and sexuality.
Queer theory is derived largely from post –
. Queer theory is a multilayered, and rather
complex, field of study.
The term queer theory was introduced in
1990, with Eva Kosofasky Sedgwick, Judith
Butler, Adrienne Rich and Diana Fuss (all
largely following the work of Michel Foucault)
being among its foundational proponents.
Annamarie Jagose wrote QueerTheory: An
Introduction in 1997.
Queer is slang for homosexual and worse,
used for homophobic abuse. Recently, this
term has been used as an umbrella term for a
coalition of sexual identities that are
culturally marginalized, and at other times, to
create discourse surrounding the budding
theoretical model that primarily arose
through more traditional lesbian and gay
LGBT people, as members of a social minority
group, are suffering various forms of socio
economic and cultural injustice.The lacks of
social recognition has an effect on the
capacity of LGBT people to fully access and
enjoy their rights as citizens.
LGBT people are more likely to experience,
intolerance, discrimination, harassment, and
the threat of violence due to their sexual
orientation, than those that identify
themselves as heterosexual.
This marginalization often excludes LGBT
people from many support structures, often
including their own families, leaving them
with little access to services many other take
for granted, such as medical care, justice and
legal services, and education.
Research shows in a region where marital
rights and denied, LGBT people display
higher levels of overall psychological distress,
depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse than
LGBT people in states with marital rights.
Higher perceived family, workplace and
friendship support reduces psychological
distress in LGBT people. Evidence suggests
that a supportive school environment with
clear anti-discrimination and anti-hate crime
laws, LGBT people display lower levels of
psychiatric disorders than do LGBT people in
states without such protection.
Queering is the process of reversing and
destabilising heterosexuality as a norm.
In defense of the term ‘queer’ which should
justify engagements with queering sociology
People are marginalized and the suffer a lot
for their right as human being.
From this many issues and article we can
conclude that, still LGBT struggle for their
survival in mainstream society.
Now people are awake and try to find out the
solution of problems of LGBT.
Chatterjee, Subhrajit. "Problems Faced by LGBT
People in the Mainstream Society: Some
Recommendations." International Journal of
Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS)
1 (2014): 15.
Friedman, Michael.The Psychological Impect of
LGBT Discrimination. 11 February 2014. 13 January
Jenson, Jane. "Thinking about Marginalization:
What,Who andWhy? ." November 2000.
http://www.cprn.org. Canadian Policy Research
Network Inc. (CPRN). 12 January 2017
Wikipedia.Queer theory. July 2011. 26 january 2017