Bookcover of The Conquering Queer Child
Booktitle:

The Conquering Queer Child

Invading Heterotopic Spaces in Queer Theatre by Young Audiences

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-08-02 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-92943-4

ISBN-10:
3659929433
EAN:
9783659929434
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Queer topics are still taboo in cultural products for young people despite increasing representation of LGBTQ+ stories in popular culture and the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. This book explores ways in which theatre artists and creators could represent queer topics to young people without facing controversy. Using Kathryn Bond Stockton’s theory of the queer child, this book establishes that all children are queer and that this queerness should be reflected within their cultural products. Stockton’s theory joins those of theatre scholar Matthew Reason who claims that theatre for young audiences (by adults) is impossible. This impossibility leads to the conclusion that theatre for young audiences cannot reflect the queer child without facing resistance from heteronormative thought within schools defined by Foucault's heterotopic relational space. Barrel of Monkey's ensemble in Chicago, IL circumnavigates this rejection by allowing the queer child to create their own stories, paving the way for other mediums to truly reflect the queer child, by positioning the child as both creator and spectators.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Lindsay Amer
Number of pages:
76
Published on:
2016-08-02
Stock:
Available
Category:
Theatre, ballet
Price:
35.90 €
Keywords:
queer theatre, TYA

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