Priscilla, (White) Queen of the Desert

Queer Rights/Race Privilege

by Damien W. Riggs (Author)
Textbook XX, 126 Pages
Series: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture, Volume 6


Written for an international audience, Priscilla, (White) Queen of the Desert speaks to the current crisis in queer rights and representation in the context of colonial nations. Focusing on issues of identity, but exploring concerns as wide ranging as morality, same-sex marriage, state sanction, families, and history, this book will appeal to students, activists and academics alike. Asking hard questions of queer rights movements, and the identity politics that often inform them, the book calls for a sustained engagement with the theorisation of queer racial identity and queer race privilege.


XX, 126
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. XX, 126 pp.

Biographical notes

Damien W. Riggs (Author)

The Author: Damien W. Riggs is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has published widely in the areas of critical race and whiteness studies and lesbian and gay psychology, has edited numerous book collections and journal issues, and is the editor of the Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review.


Title: Priscilla, (White) Queen of the Desert