Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

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Basic Books #ad - In lively and impassioned prose, as such, she breaks down three key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.

. Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.

Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality #ad - Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body.

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Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture

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Routledge #ad - Sex/gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences. This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne fausto-sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology, and social construction of gender with expertise and humor in a style accessible to a wide variety of readers.

In addition to the basics, ethical,  Sex/Gender ponders the moral, social and political side to this inescapable subject. An interview with the author! womr - the lowdown with Ira Wood - Sex an Gender Identity with Anne Fausto-Sterling: http://www. Publicbroadcasting. Net/womr/. Jukebox?action=viewMedia&mediaId=1025429  .

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As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

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Harper Perennial #ad - In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family's—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.

As nature made him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male.

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Female Masculinity

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Duke University Press Books #ad - She considers the enigma of the stone butch and the politics surrounding butch/femme roles within lesbian communities. And as halberstam clearly demonstrates, female masculinity is not some bad imitation of virility, but a lively and dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders. Providing the first full-length study on this subject, Halberstam catalogs the diversity of gender expressions among masculine women from nineteenth-century pre-lesbian practices to contemporary drag king performances.

Through detailed textual readings as well as empirical research, Halberstam uncovers a hidden history of female masculinities while arguing for a more nuanced understanding of gender categories that would incorporate rather than pathologize them. Halberstam also tackles such topics as women and boxing, butches in Hollywood and independent cinema, and the phenomenon of male impersonators.

Female masculinity signals a new understanding of masculine behaviors and identities, and a new direction in interdisciplinary queer scholarship. Illustrated with nearly forty photographs, including portraits, film stills, and drag king performance shots, this book provides an extensive record of the wide range of female masculinities.

Female Masculinity #ad - Masculinity without men. In female masculinity judith halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years. She rereads anne lister’s diaries and Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness as foundational assertions of female masculine identity.

She also explores issues of transsexuality among “transgender dykes”—lesbians who pass as men—and female-to-male transsexuals who may find the label of “lesbian” a temporary refuge.

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Myths Of Gender: Biological Theories About Women And Men, Revised Edition

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Basic Books #ad - Features a new chapter and afterward on recent biological breakthroughs. By carefully examining the biological, genetic, evolutionary, and psychological evidence, a noted biologist finds a shocking lack of substance behind ideas about biologically based sex differences.

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Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism Live Girls

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Seal Press #ad - Since then, including black Lives Matter, key social movements have risen, transgender rights, and the activism of young undocumented students. Social media has also changed how feminism reaches young women of color, generating connections in all corners of the country. In colonize this!, daisy hernandez and bushra rehman have collected a diverse, lively group of emerging writers who speak to the strength of community and the influence of color, to borders and divisions, and to the critical issues that need to be addressed to finally reach an era of racial freedom.

And yet we remain a country divided by race and gender. Now, a new generation of outspoken women of color offer a much-needed fresh dimension to the shape of feminism of the future. With prescient and intimate writing, colonize This! will reach the hearts and minds of readers who care about the experience of being a woman of color, and about establishing a culture that fosters freedom and agency for women of all races.

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism Live Girls #ad - Newly revised and updated, white, exposing the feminist movement as exclusive, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of colorIt has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside down, and unaware of the concerns and issues of women of color from around the globe.

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Black Masculinity And the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta The New Southern Studies

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University of Georgia Press #ad - J. This pathbreaking study of region, race, and gender reveals how we underestimate the South's influence on the formation of black masculinity at the national level. Richardson's sources are eclectic and provocative, Huey Newton's and Malcolm X's political rhetoric, including Ralph Ellison's fiction, Charles Fuller's plays, Spike Lee's films, the O.

To complicate matters, says Riché Richardson, blacks themselves appropriate these images for purposes never intended by their mostly white progenitors. Starting with such well-known caricatures as the Uncle Tom and the black rapist, Richardson investigates a range of pathologies of black masculinity that derive ideological force from their associations with the South.

. Simpson discourse, the cash money Millionaires, and the music production of Master P, and other Dirty South rappers. Filled with new insights into the region's role in producing hierarchies of race and gender in and beyond their African American contexts, this new study points the way toward more epistemological frameworks for southern literature, southern studies, and gender studies.

Black Masculinity And the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta The New Southern Studies #ad - Military policy, black-liberation discourse, she argues, and contemporary rap, are just some of the instruments by which egregious pathologies of black masculinity in southern history have been sustained. Are black men emasculated and submissive or hypersexed and violent? Nostalgic representations of black men have arisen as well: think of the philosophical, hardworking sharecropper or the abiding, upright preacher.

Many negative stereotypes of black men—often contradictory ones—have emerged from the ongoing historical traumas initiated by slavery.

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Undoing Gender

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Routledge #ad - Undoing gender constitutes judith butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, diagnostic categories, transgender, social violence, intersex, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, focusing on new kinship, and the tasks of social transformation. And to "do" one's gender in certain ways sometimes implies "undoing" dominant notions of personhood.

She writes about the "new gender politics" that has emerged in recent years, intersex, a combination of movements concerned with transgender, transsexuality, and their complex relations to feminist and queer theory. In terms that draw from feminist and queer theory, Butler considers the norms that govern--and fail to govern--gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints on recognizable personhood.

Undoing Gender #ad - In this work, the critique of gender norms is clearly situated within the framework of human persistence and survival. The book constitutes a reconsideration of her earlier view on gender performativity from Gender Trouble.

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Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

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Harvard University Press #ad - Alice dreger focuses on events in France and Britain in the late nineteenth century, a moment of great tension for questions of sex roles. Given the history she has recounted, this book will compel the attention of historians, intersexuals themselves, medical ethicists, physicians, should these protocols be reconsidered and revised?A meticulously researched account of a fascinating problem in the history of medicine, and anyone interested in the meanings and foundations of sexual identity.

Throughout the book dreger indicates how this history can help us to understand present-day conceptualizations of sex, gender, and sexuality. This leads to an epilogue, where the author discusses and questions the protocols employed today in the treatment of intersexuals people born hermaphroditic. While feminists, and anthropological explorers openly questioned the natures and purposes of the two sexes, and sexuality as they did, anatomical hermaphrodites suggested a deeper question: just how many human sexes are there? Ultimately hermaphrodites led doctors and scientists to another surprisingly difficult question: what is sex, really?Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex takes us inside the doctors' chambers to see how and why medical and scientific men constructed sex, homosexuals, gender, and especially how the material conformation of hermaphroditic bodies--when combined with social exigencies--forced peculiar constructions.

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex #ad - . Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites--people born with "ambiguous" sexual anatomy--and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them.

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Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Bodies in doubt considers how americans have interpreted and handled ambiguous bodies, how the criteria and the authority for judging bodies changed, how both the binary gender ideal and the anxiety over uncertainty persisted, and how the process for defining the very norms of sex and gender evolved.

Bodies in doubt breaks new ground in examining the historical roots of modern attitudes about intersex in the United States and will interest scholars and researchers in disability studies, gender studies, social history, and the history of medicine. Later, doctors showed more empathy for their patients' plights and tried to make correct decisions regarding their care.

Some nineteenth-century doctors viewed their intersex patients with disrespect and suspicion. Yet not all bodies are clearly male or female. What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be physically sexed and culturally gendered. Bodies in doubt traces the changing definitions, perceptions, and medical management of intersex atypical sex development in America from the colonial period to the present day.

Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex #ad - As the history of responses to intersex bodies has shown, doctors are influenced by social concerns about marriage and heterosexuality. Yet definitions of "correct" in matters of intersex were entangled with shifting ideas and tensions about what was natural and normal, indeed about what constituted personhood or humanity.

Reis has examined hundreds of cases of "hermaphroditism" and intersex found in medical and popular literature and argues that medical practice cannot be understood outside of the broader cultural context in which it is embedded. From the beginning, " as monstrous, threatening, intersex bodies have been marked as "other, inferior, sinister, and unfortunate.

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