Watch: What makes a queer object?

The world is full of queer objects. But what exactly makes an object queer? Can a telephone be queer?

Chris Brickell, co-editor of the book Queer Objects (OUP, 2019), which features everything from a teapot to a sex toy, talks us through what makes an object queer with taonga from Te Papa’s collection.

Chris Brickell is Professor in Gender Studies at University of Otago. His most recent book, co-edited with Judith Collard, is Queer Objects (OUP, 2019).