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The Resource Poor queer studies : confronting elitism in the university, Matt Brim

Poor queer studies : confronting elitism in the university, Matt Brim

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Poor queer studies : confronting elitism in the university
Title
Poor queer studies
Title remainder
confronting elitism in the university
Statement of responsibility
Matt Brim
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"POOR QUEER STUDIES contextualizes the material conditions under which Queer Theory is produced in the academy. Locating elite universities as the primary loci of Queer Theory, and as producers of and investors in racialized class stratification, Matt Brim interrogates what role Queer Theory has in shoring up class and racial disparities. How, Brim asks, is Queer Theory-a field theoretically dedicated to disrupting structures of power and inequality-implicated in the classed structures of the academy? Brim contends that, in its current formation, Queer Theory-or what he dubs "Rich Queer Theory"-is propelled by universities who refuse to serve poor students and only hire faculty who have graduated from the "prestige pipeline." Moreover, Brim argues that class as an analytic has effectively dropped out of Queer Theory scholarship. To counter these trends, Brim argues for a "Poor Queer Studies" that attends to class differences within the queer academy by examining the material reality through which "subversive" and "antinormative" Rich Queer Theory is produced. For Brim, the "Poor" in Poor Queer Studies allows for two connotations: the lack of material resources at under-resourced and non-elite universities, and the theoretical "holes" around class and racialized class positions in Rich Queer Studies. In chapter 1 Brim offers a case study of his own institution-The College of Staten Island, CUNY-by way of contextualizing the need for a Poor Queer Studies. In chapter 2 Brim expands his introductory argument that the exclusion of low-income students and working-class faculty from Queer Theory is a field-defining feature. In chapter 3 Brim offers a "vocational Queer Studies" that forces academics to consider how Queer Studies prepares students for labor outside of the academy. Chapter 4 is an examination of how students who are mothers have shaped Brim's understanding of Poor Queer Studies. In chapter 5 Brim centers John Keene's 2015 book, Counternarratives, to arrive at a conversation about learning how to read Black queer literature. In the conclusion, Brim proposes a notion of "queer ferrying" by which resources are shared between rich and poor institutions. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of queer studies, black queer studies, American studies, higher education studies, and labor studies"--
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Brim, Matt
Dewey number
306.76010973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.15
LC item number
.B77 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Queer theory
  • Educational equalization
  • Educational equalization
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Queer theory
  • United States
Label
Poor queer studies : confronting elitism in the university, Matt Brim
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: queer dinners -- The College of Staten Island: a poor Queer Studies case study -- "You can write your way out of anywhere": the upward mobility myth of rich Queer Studies -- The queer career: vocational Queer Studies -- Poor Queer Studies mothers -- Counternarratives: a black queer reader -- Epilogue: queer ferrying
Control code
on1112419488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9781478006824
Lccn
2019035478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Poor queer studies : confronting elitism in the university, Matt Brim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: queer dinners -- The College of Staten Island: a poor Queer Studies case study -- "You can write your way out of anywhere": the upward mobility myth of rich Queer Studies -- The queer career: vocational Queer Studies -- Poor Queer Studies mothers -- Counternarratives: a black queer reader -- Epilogue: queer ferrying
Control code
on1112419488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9781478006824
Lccn
2019035478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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