Queer Theory and Its Common Misconceptions

Authors

  • Ms. Steffi Santhana Mary S, Ph D Research Scholar, V O Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi-8,  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Keywords:

queer, societal construct, barriers, pre-imposed codes, misconceptions.

Abstract

Historically locating sex and gender identities reveals themselves to be cultural construction. As Judith Butler notes, gender is performative. Queer theory says one should not be defined by the gender or personal identities, it also reminds that one should challenge the social construct that force to do so.  This paper shows that identity, practise and desire are personal choices, no matter what the society keeps on believing its ’normal’ construct and it also unlocks some common misconceptions about queer.

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Author Biography

Ms. Steffi Santhana Mary S,, Ph D Research Scholar, V O Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi-8,  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

 

 

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Published

2018-12-05

How to Cite

Mary S, M. S. S. (2018). Queer Theory and Its Common Misconceptions. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 6. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5688