What could queer theory do and become
had it not been so entrenched in the notion of sexuality?
Holding queer theory to its originary promise to revolutionize our ways of thinking, A Deleuzian Critique of Queer Thought: Overcoming Sexuality offers a forceful encounter between Deleuze’s work and contemporary queer thought that will endow scholars working at the intersection of Deleuze studies and gender, sex, and sexuality studies with critical and practical means to both reevaluate and transform even their most treasured concepts and methods—especially sexuality. Readers will benefit a new pragmatic approach to working with Deleuze in multiple disciplines, a rigorous demonstration of its critical and creative power, and an extensive analysis of the relations between Deleuze and queer thought, which exemplifies that despite—if not owing to—the unassuming role of sexuality in his thought, Deleuze proves to be all the more queer thought’s true ally.
Gilles Deleuze, Queer Theory, Critique, Constructivism, AIDS, Time, Body, Sexuality, Virality.