Jun 10, 2022 • 1HR 22M
E48 - Queer Theory w/ Samuel Huneke
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
Danny and Derek do a lightning round of news: they talk about a potential Chinese naval base in Cambodia (0:54), the SIGAR report on missing Afghanistan funds (5:01), the IAEAs' censure of Iran (8:33), the recent Israeli vote on settlements (12:54), Ukraine (16:52), and the Summit of the Americas meeting (22:05). They they speak with Samuel Huneke (29:52), assistant professor of history at George Mason University, about queer theory. They discuss Foucault, the rise of sexual identities, essentialism vs social constructionism, the role of the state in gay liberation, and more.
Check out Dr. Huneke’s book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany here: https://bit.ly/3O2kiFP