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Queer theory

Queer theory

lesbian and gay sexualities

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex (Psychology),
  • Lesbianism.,
  • Homosexuality.,
  • Gay and lesbian studies.,
  • Gay men -- Sexuality.,
  • Lesbians -- Sexuality.,
  • Queer theory.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[guest editor, Teresa de Lauretis].
    SeriesDifferences -- v. 3, no. 2 (1991), Differences (Bloomington, Ind.) -- v. 3, no. 2.
    ContributionsDe Lauretis, Teresa.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 159 p. ;
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22935393M


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