Join Heather Love, SCT Senior Fellow and 2020-2021 lecturer, to discuss the upcoming release of her book from Chicago University Press: “Underdogs: Social Deviance and Queer Theory.”
With Underdogs, Heather Love shows that queer theorists inherited as much from sociologists as they did from activists. Through theoretical and archival work, Love traces the connection between midcentury studies of deviance and the anti-normative, anti-essentialist field of queer theory. While sociologists saw deviance as an inevitable fact of social life, queer theorists embraced it as a rallying cry. A robust interdisciplinary history of the field, Underdogs stages a reencounter with the practices and communities that underwrite radical queer thought.
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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