From subtext to gaytext? Scottish fiction’s queer communities

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Abstract

This chapter examines representations of queer groups in Scottish fiction to investigate whether the concept of community engaged with in these texts succeeds in producing a radical imagining of what Iris Marion Young calls an ‘openness to unassimilated otherness’ that resists the emerging homonormativity of gay identity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity in Modern Scottish Literature
EditorsScott Lyall
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherBrill
Chapter9
Pages179-195
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789004317451
ISBN (Print)9789004317444
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016

Publication series

NameSCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature
PublisherBrill
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1571-0734
NameSCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature Online
PublisherBrill
Volume25

Keywords

  • Scottish literature
  • queer communities
  • queer
  • homosexuality
  • gay
  • community
  • Scottish fiction
  • drag queen
  • identity
  • homonormativity
  • Ali Smith
  • Luke Sutherland

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