Essay about Literature Review of Queer Theory

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As being developed by poststructuralism, feminism, lesbian & gay studies and even American pragmatist theory (Parker,2001; Seidman,1997), queer theory has become one of the most important theories, which contributes to the research of sociology, arts and organizations. On the one hand, queer theory has been used to study the relations between the sexuality, gender and workplace. On the other hand, by utilizing denaturalized, deconstructive and performative methods to queer the presumptions of the taken-for-granted norms, queer theorists question and disprove the traditions which people cherish (Seidman,1995).

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Kirsch (2000) stated that queers rejected all the limited categories. In addition, queers strive to show binary is unhelpful and unreasonable. Sedgwick (1990,P3) demonstrated that the binaries are not useful for providing the idea of the “closet” that some people are in the “closet” that they conceal their homosexual identity, generating “the relations of the known and unknown”. In addition, queers tried to show the mechanisms of exclusion which is contained in the binary opposition (Genschel et al,2001) and this exclusive mechanism may result in the social inequality (Herek,2004).

Last, queer theorists suspect the norms that everyone should obey. As queer theory develops out of the postmodernism, queers question the truth and norms. Just as Halperin (1995) argued, almost all of the opinions that queer theorists hold are opposite to the dominant, legal and normal ones. Rumens and Kelemen (2008) also concluded that queer theory is actually about suspecting what is regarded as ‘normal’. For example, queers pay attention to the problems that generate from the operation of the norms of gender and sexuality.

Contributions of queer theory made to the study of management

By applying the denaturalizing, destabilized, deconstructive and performative approaches, queers explore