A formulation of queer theory with attention given to race and class. Most current formulations of queer theory either ignore the categories of race and class altogether or theorize their effects in discursive rather than material terms. To suture that gap, "quare" studies as a vernacular rearticulation and deployment of queer theory accommodates racialized sexual knowledge.
He, a young, African-American, Queer boy from the Harlem ghetto, felt he never was able to relate to the theories and processes discussed in his Queer biographies class, until they discussed Richard Nugent. Studying Richard Nugent --American writer, painter and important figure in the Harlem Renaissance -- offered him more than an exploration of Queer studies, it was a moment of self-realization in his Quare identity; he no longer felt fragmented between his racial, class, and sexuality identities. The class was no longer just about his Queer identity because it had evolved into Quare Studies.
by Robbie Lebeau May 08, 2010