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Same Old: Queer Theory, Literature and the Politics of Sameness

Ben Nichols


In its contributions to the study of material social differences, queer theoretical writing has mostly assumed that any ideas which embody 'difference' are valuable. More than this, where it is invoked in contemporary theory, queerness is often imagined as synonymous with difference itself. This book uncovers an alternative history in queer cultural representation. Through engagement with works from a range of queer literary genres from across the long twentieth century – fin-de-siècle aestheticism, feminist speculative fiction, lesbian middle-brow writing, and the tradition of the stud file – ... More

Keywords: queer theory, sameness, queer history, queer culture, uselessness, reproduction, normativity, reductionism

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526132833
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526132840


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Nichols, author
Institute for Cultural Inquiry

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