Routledge international encyclopedia of queer culture

By Gerstner, David A.

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ISBN
978-0-41530-651-5
Publisher
London ; Routledge, 2006.


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Reviewed on June 1, 2006

Queer studies does not lend itself to the production of encyclopedias. Its self-definition hinges on its core concept, queerness, which will always be a moving target. Of course, reference works are fixed types, which leads Gerstner (cinema studies, Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY) to declare that any queer reference work is likely to be an inherently "splendid failure." For on-the-ground reference librarians, such distinctions matter little. We need books that help our readers. In that task, Gerstner's work is a success, encompassing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer life and culture from 1945 to the present. Thematica...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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