“Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions and Questions from Queer Studies”
IRAS, August 8-15, Star Island, NH – Event Registration
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Queer studies, the critical philosophical approach initiated by Michel Foucault and taken up by a number of contemporary thinkers, builds upon research in the biological sciences to challenge the assumptions of heterosexuality, monogamy, gender, and sexual dimorphism as not founded in “naturally occurring” categories but instead as cultural constructs, created through time, traditions, politics, and power dynamics. At its most basic level, it suggests that reality is more complex and far stranger than any thought, idea, system, or belief can capture. It aims at continuing conversations and explorations of the world in which we live, rather than arriving at any final conclusions.
The aim of the 2015 IRAS conference is to borrow the techniques and challenges from within queer studies and queer theory, with the…
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