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i-burn-i-pine-i-perish  asked:

hi! love the tumblr, i just wondered if you had any book recs that specifically were about/examples of queer theory as a concept./ whether you had any classic (also hopefully ones older than 1950s? if not thats fine!) queer recs that aren't just about white gay dudes. Thanks!

I haven’t read a lot of queer theory myself, but Queer Theory: An Introduction by Annamarie Jagose and  Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by Riki Anne Wilchins might be good places to start. The works of Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed and José Esteban Muñoz have also been recommended to me.

For queer books older than the 1950s that don’t just feature white dudes, here’s a few:

However, all of these (as far as I know) were written by and feature white people. I had a hard time finding any queer works pre-1950 by people of color, but here are a few “queer classics” by people of color from 1950-1990:

As always, readers who know any more books that fit this ask are encouraged to reblog and recommend!