Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader is a collection of essays that over the past decade have helped to establish sexuality as one of the most vital and important areas of study in both the humanities and social sciences. Accessible as well as broadly interdisciplinary, the volume functions as a primary text for introductory as well as advanced courses in gender and sexuality studies, as a general introduction to the field, and as a scholarly resource. Queer Studies covers the full range of issues, problems, and controversies in this still emerging field, including sexual politics, cultural constructions of sexuality, transnationalism, race and class, community, sexual citizenship, and the nation-state. An introductory essay written by the editors provides a comprehensive map to this new field, as well as a context for pivotal scholarship that promotes dialogue across the humanities and the social sciences and the interdisciplinary fields of queer studies and women's studies.
Robert J. Corber is Associate Professor of American Studies and Lesbian and Gay Studies at Trinity College, Hartford. He is author of In the Name of National Security: Hitchcock, Homophobia, and the Political Construction of Gender in Postwar America (1993) and Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity (1997). Stephen Valocchi is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Trinity College, Hartford. He has published widely on the welfare state and on social movements in the United States, in particular the gay liberation movement. His essays have appeared in Social Problems, Sociological Perspectives, and Critical Sociology.