Debating Sex and Gender by Georgia Warnke

Debating Sex and Gender

byGeorgia Warnke

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The fifth volume in the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Debating Sex and Gender by Georgia Warnke is a concise yet in-depth introduction to contemporary feminist thought on sex and gender. Featuring a lucid and accessible writing style, the book focuses on four historical debates: therelation and possible distinction between sex (biologically based) and gender (culturally based); questioning the binary (male-female) character of sex and gender; the idea of gender as a performance and as a performative; and the intersection of gender with race, class, and other features ofidentity. These discussions serve as guides for the first four chapters of the book. The fifth chapter strives to resolve the four issues by situating sex and gender within a broader theory of identity, arguing that sex and gender are ways of understanding who people are and do not define us anymore than other characteristics do. Unique in its exploration of several different debates - and their relationship to each other - Debating Sex and Gender is ideal for use in a variety of feminist philosophy, women's studies, and gender studies courses.

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Georgia Warnke is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Riverside.
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Title:Debating Sex and GenderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195308859

ISBN - 13:9780195308853

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Sex and Gender2. Different Sexes; Different Genders3. From Performance to Performatives4. Gender Intersections and Gender Disintegration5. Sex and Gender in Context6. ConclusionNotes