As Good As It Gets: Queer Theory and Critical Disability

  title={As Good As It Gets: Queer Theory and Critical Disability},
  author={Robert Mcruer},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={105 - 79}
  • R. Mcruer
  • Published 10 April 2003
  • Art
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
In queer studies it is at this point a well-established critical practice to remark on heterosexuality’s supposed invisibility.1 As the heterosexual norm congealed during the twentieth century, it was the “homosexual menace” that was specified and embodied; the subsequent policing and containment of that menace allowed the new heterosexual normalcy to remain unspecified and disembodied.2 Although as early as 1915 Sigmund Freud, in his revised “Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex,” declared… 

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