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Queering Paradigms II

Interrogating Agendas


Edited By Bee Scherer and Matthew Ball

This book offers a fundamental challenge to a variety of theoretical, social, and political paradigms, ranging from law and justice studies to popular culture, linguistics to political activism.
Developing the intellectual project initiated in Queering Paradigms, this volume extends queer theorizing in challenging new directions and uses queer insights to explore, trouble, and interrogate the social, political, and intellectual agendas that pervade (and are often taken for granted within) public discourses and academic disciplines.
The contributing authors include queer theorists, socio-linguists, sociologists, political activists, educators, social workers and criminologists. Together, they contribute not only to the ongoing process of theorizing queerly, but also to the critique and reformulation of their respective disciplines.


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Notes on Contributors Dr Matthew Ball is currently a Lecturer in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He has taught on social ethics, gender and the criminal justice system, introductory sociol- ogy and criminology, and on terrorism and political violence. His doctoral research utilized Foucault’s work on governmentality to examine the con- struction of legal personae through practices of undergraduate Australian legal education. Matthew’s other research interests relate to intimate partner violence among gay male relationships. Hongwei Bao recently completed his PhD thesis titled Queer Comrades: Gay Identity and Politics in Postsocialist China at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is currently working on a project titled “Beijing and Berlin: Sexuality, Space and Urban Citizenship in Post-1989 Cities”. His academic interests include gender and sexuality in Asia, modern Chinese history and historiography, media and Cultural Studies, urban and cultural geography, feminism and Queer Theory, and postcolonial studies. Dr Anita Brady is a Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests lie in the relation- ships between gender, sexuality and media cultures. In particular, she is interested in contemporary representations of “queer”, sexual subjectivity and commodity culture, and negotiations of New Zealand identity. She has published on, among other things, metrosexuality, Caster Semenya, and Adam Lambert. She co-authored Understanding Judith Butler (Sage, 2011) and is currently working on a genealogy of same-sex kissing in the media. 332 Notes on Contributors Bethany Coston is a PhD candidate at the Stony...

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