Back Seat Girls: Where Do Dykes Sit with Queer theory?

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Harris, Anne (2010) Back Seat Girls: Where Do Dykes Sit with Queer theory? InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies, 5. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1689-6637


Drawing on the narrative frames of the "road trip" and "lesbian drama," genres which, it could be argued, normatively construct Otherness with all that is Queer, in respect to not fitting in or belonging, this article attempts to draw on queer theory to out gay male and lesbian relationships. Relationships between gay men and lesbians, constructed in and around identity practices, have been troubled by the emergence of queer folk, productively focusing attention on the differences between and within gay male and lesbian identities and communities. Using the metaphor of "road trip" to Queer gay male and lesbian relationships, I reconsider the question of lesbian presences in queer theory and in doing so seek to productively trouble the normalising practices of identity with gay male and lesbian relationships.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID20227, gender, sexuality, homosexuality, lesbian, gay, queer
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