Friday, April 11, 2014
LGBT Classic Queer Theory, Gender Theory Re-Released by RAB's Magnus Books
Riverdale, NY – April 4, 2014 – Riverdale Avenue Books/Magnus just published Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by activist and gender theorist, Riki Wilchins.
Queer Theory is a one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the core of postmodern theory, particularly its impact on queer and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, as well as her own life, to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire.
"The re-release of Queer Theory/Gender Theory back will make accessible to a whole new generation of students, academics, activists and plain ordinary people the central ideas around the gender system, queerness and postmodernism that have ignited countless debates and dominated the headlines for the past decade, and continue to do so today!” said Author, Riki Wilchins.
This is that rare postmodern theory book that combines accessibility, passion, personal experience and applied politics, noting at every turn why these ideas matter and how they can affect your daily life.
About the Author
Riki Wilchins is an author, activist and gender theorist. The founding ED of GenderPAC, she is the author of Queer Theory/Gender Theory: An Instant Primer and co-editor of GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary. Her work has been published in periodicals like the Village Voice and Social Text, as well as anthologies like Feminist Frontiers, Language Awareness, and The Encyclopedia of Identity. She has been profiled in the New York Times and Time Magazine selected her one of “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.” She lives in Washington, DC.