Culture, Society and Praxis

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Main Theme / Tema Central


This essay is an examination of queer theory in the context of the perceived systems of domination over women and homosexuals. It is an attempt to ex-plain these systems using existing theoretical parameters, those of queer theory, as defined by Annmarie Jagose. The relevance and application of the theory is debated, and the systems are analyzed for the purposes of identifying aspects which queer theory can be applied to. Finally, the usefulness of queer theory to overall social science studies is examined, with the conclusion that queer theory is worthy of study, but very difficult to institute in an attempt to bring about change.