BOOK: “Queer: A Graphic History”
AUTHORS: Meg-John Barker (Author), Julia Scheele (Illustrator)
Welcome to “The Queer Read!”
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Queer offers a terrifically accessible introduction to some complicated ideas in queer theory. Steele’s illustrations are beautiful and a lot of fun. Barker’s text is approachable and engaging. Queer gets you thinking about gender, sex and culture in new ways. And we think it’s a perfect way for us to kick off “The Queer Read.”
EPISODE AIR DATE: February 27
LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT BOOK CHAT: February 28 @ 8 p.m. Eastern