Queer Post Structuralist Theory

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The word ‘queer’ originally emerged out of an academic framework, and subsequently became used by non-academics as a term of identity in the 1990’s. Queer Post-structuralist theory sought to define sexualities as different as opposed to the goals of the gay liberation movement of assimilation and universality (Queer theory, 77). The terms gay and lesbian were not adequate for academia because they represented a different mindset and historical period of attempts to unify through similarities. In essence, the post-structuralists exposed the faults of the gay liberation movement as exclusionary (Queer Theory, 76). By taking a line of difference, academics helped form the word queer and provide it with its non-specificity (Queer Theory, 76). Additionally,

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