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Gender and sexuality: critical theories, critical thinkers
Beasley, Chris
imprint
London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005.
description
viii, 293 p. ill. 25 cm.
ISBN
0761969799
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imprint
London; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005.
isbn
0761969799
catalogue key
5500551
 
Includes bibliography.
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Chris Beasley contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism. In men's studies, he examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities.
Main Description
This accessible introduction to gender and sexuality theory offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the key contemporary literature and debates in feminism, sexuality studies and men's studies. Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including: modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism; and in the realm of sexuality studies covers modernist liberationism, social constructionism, transgender theorising and queer theory. In men's studies, Chris Beasley examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities. Interconnections between the subfields are highlighted, and Beasley considers the implications of body theory for all three. Key theorists covered include: Altman? Brod? Butler ? Califia? Carbado? Connell? Dowsett ?Grosz? Halberstam? Hook ? Jackson? Jagose? Nussbaum? Rich? Seidman? Spivak? Stoltenberg? Weeks? Whittle? Wolf? Wollstonecraft The only book of its kind to draw together all the important strands of gender analysis, Gender and Sexuality is a timely and impressive overview that is invaluable to students and academics taking courses on gender and feminist theory, sexuality and masculinity.
Main Description
This accessible introduction to gender and sexuality theory offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the key contemporary literature and debates in feminism, sexuality studies and men's studies. Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including: modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism; and in the realm of sexuality studies covers modernist liberationism, social constructionism, transgender theorising and queer theory. In men's studies, Chris Beasley examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities. Interconnections between the subfields are highlighted, and Beasley considers the implications of body theory for all three. Key theorists covered include: Altman Brod Butler Califia Carbado Connell Dowsett Grosz Halberstam Hook Jackson Jagose Nussbaum Rich Seidman Spivak Stoltenberg Weeks Whittle Wolf Wollstonecraft The only book of its kind to draw together all the important strands of gender analysis, Gender and Sexuality is a timely and impressive overview that is invaluable to students and academics taking courses on gender and feminist theory, sexuality and masculinity.
Table of Contents
Gender/Feminist Studies
Gender and Feminism
An Overview
Modernist Emancipatory Feminism
Liberal Feminism-Wollstonecraft to Wolf
Liberal Feminism: Nussbaum
Gender Difference Feminism
'Women-centred' Identity Politics to Sexual Difference-Rich to Grosz
Postmodern Psychoanalytic Feminism
Sexual Difference
Differences
Feminism and 'Race'/Ethnicity/Imperialism (REI)- Hooks to Spivak
REI Feminism
Hooks
Postmodern Feminism
Butler
Queering Gender/Queer Feminism
Butler, Whittle
Sexuality Studies
Sexuality Studies
An Overview
Modernist Liberationism
Altman
Social Constructionism
Jackson, Weeks
Social Constructionism
Weeks
Transgender Theorising
Califia
Queer Theory
Jagose, Seidman
Gender/Masculinity Studies
Gender and Masculinity Studies
An Overview
Gender, Masculinity/Men's Studies and Feminism
Brod
Radical Pro-Feminism
Between Gender Difference and Categorical Social Constructionism -Stoltenberg
Differences
Race/Ethnicity/Imperialism and Gay masculinities-Dowsett, Carbado
Socialist Pro-Feminism and Relational Social Constructionism-Connell
Queer(ing) Masculinity Studies
Female Masculinity-Halberstam
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