Thinking Queer

Sexuality, Culture, and Education

by Susan Talburt (Volume editor) Shirley R. Steinberg (Volume editor)
©2000 Textbook XVI, 235 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 118


Thinking Queer takes up the challenges of queer theorizing for education by interrogating the effects of representation through voice and visibility, the interplay of social and academic knowledges and ignorances, and the performative aspects of queer identities and practices. Engaging ethnography, philosophical policy, and social analysis, cultural and media studies, and theoretical stances from psychoanalysis to complexity theory, the essays in this volume challenge readers to move beyond the logic of identity politics in order to consider the limitations and possibilities of cultural and institutional policies and practices in K-12 and higher educational contexts. This volume offers analyses of queer subjects that frame possibilities for new forms of inquiry into queer politics and practices and suggests tactics for educational change.


XVI, 235
ISBN (Softcover)
Queer identity Ethnography Social analysis Cultural studies Educational change
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. XVI, 235 pp., 3 ill.

Biographical notes

Susan Talburt (Volume editor) Shirley R. Steinberg (Volume editor)

The Editors: Susan Talburt teaches cultural studies and social foundations of education at Georgia State University. She is the author of Subject to Identity: Knowledge, Sexuality, and Academic Practices in Higher Education. Shirley R. Steinberg is co-author of Changing Multiculturalism: New Times, New Curriculum (with Joe L. Kincheloe). Her current research involves issues of diversity, popular culture, and curriculum.


Title: Thinking Queer