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978-1-7936-1781-1 • Hardback • December 2019 • $117.00 • (£90.00)
978-1-7936-1783-5 • Paperback • October 2021 • $41.99 • (£32.00)
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Mark McBeth is associate professor of English at City University of New York.
Chapter 1 Queer Literacies on the Brain
Chapter 2 Archival Tracks and Traces: Evidence of Queer Literacies
Chapter 3 Adult Supervision: Insights to Queer Silence, or Family Got Your Tongue?
Chapter 4 Teacher Teacher: Queer Literacies in K-16
Chapter 5 “Gay books? Libraries? That rang bells for me!”: Reforming Literacy Platforms
Chapter 6 Psycho-Babble: Literacies as Danger and Salvation
Chapter 7 Viral Impetus: The Rhetorical-Literate Activism of ACT UP
Chapter 8 In Conclusion, Queer Literacy’s Inconclusiveness
Mark McBeth's book is a stirring and significant addition to queer and literacy studies. Through meticulous archival research and nuanced analysis, McBeth reveals how literacy actors, discourses, and institutions coalesced in their attempts to control and thwart homosexual life, desires, and knowledges and how queer literates continually and inventively resisted and rejected their strictures. Replete with tales of subversive librarians, rhetorically-savvy activists, and tenacious queer inquisitors, this book provides an essential account of how queer people worked to shape their own lives and literacies throughout the tumultuous, and sometimes wondrous, landscape of 20th-century North American life.
— Tara Pauliny, The City University of New York