Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics

Paperback | March 19, 2008

EditorAbby L. Ferber, Kimberly Holcomb, Tre Wentling

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There has been an outpouring of discussion and interest in recent years on gender and sexual identities in the disciplines of sociology and women's studies. Now, for the first time, there is a reader available that bridges the study of both gender and sexuality, providing a thoroughexamination of their interconnections. In an accessible format, the editors of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality construct a new model for making sense of gender and sexuality by raising provocative questions such as: How has our understanding of the relationship among sex, gender, and sexuality changedover time? How are these concepts constructed differently across cultures? What is the difference between transgender, transsexual, and queer? How does class and race shape people's experiences and expressions of gender and sexuality? While exploring a wide range of issues, each piece makes the relationship among sex, gender, and sexual identities central to the analysis. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality includes first-person accounts and narratives, poems, theoretical analyses, and critiques of existing research. Due to the evolutionof thought and terminology in recent years, the editors have included a useful and unique glossary of basic and new terms.

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There has been an outpouring of discussion and interest in recent years on gender and sexual identities in the disciplines of sociology and women's studies. Now, for the first time, there is a reader available that bridges the study of both gender and sexuality, providing a thoroughexamination of their interconnections. In an accessibl...

Abby Ferber is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's Studies and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Kimberly Holcomb is an adjunct instructor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her primary soci...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 2.5 inPublished:March 19, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Rethinking Foundations1. Anne Fausto-Sterling: Dualing Dualism2. Karen Yescavage and Jonathan Alexander: Muddying the Waters: How Bisexuality and Transgenderism Problematize Binary Constructs of Sexuality, Gender, and Sex3. Siobhan Somerville: Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body4. Sharon Preves: Intersex Narratives: Gender, Medicine, and Identity5. Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman: Doing Gender6. Michael S. Kimmel: Masculinity as Homophobia7. Jim Messerschmidt: Goodbye to the Sex-Gender Distinction, Hello to the Gendered Body and Sexuality8. Laura Carpenter: "The Ambiguity of Sex and Virginity Loss: Insights from Feminist Research Methods,"9. Heather Albanesi: Sexual Agency and Gender Subjectivity: Integrating Psychoanalytic and Interactionist Perspectives10. Patricia Hill Collins: Prisons For Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds11. Abby Ferber: Keeping Sex in Bounds: Sexuality and the Construction of Race and Gender12. Stevi Jackson: Sexuality, Heterosexuality, and Gender Hierarchy: Getting Our Priorities Straight13. Ntozake Shange: With No Immediate CausePart Two: Examining Our Lives, Expanding the Boundaries14. Sonya Bolus: Loving Outside Simple Lines15. Jacob C. Hale: 14. Whose Body Is This Anyway?16. Michael Hernandez: 15. Holding My Breath Underwater17. Nadine Naber: 16. Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/Amerian(ized) Whore18. Sheila Koenig: Dragon Fly19. Kaua'I Iki: Kaua'I iki20. Marisa Navarro: Becoming La Mujer21. Nellie Wong: When I Was Growing Up22. Jaron Kanegson: A Young Man from Chelm: Or a Non-traditionally Gendered Hebrew School Teacher Tells All23. Ingrid Arnet Connidis: Intimate Relationships: Learning from Later Life Experience24. Santiago Solis: Snow White and the Seven 'Dwarfs' - Queercripped25. Aishe Berger: Nose is a Country...I am the Second GenerationPart Three: Who's Got the Power?26. Emily Martin: The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles27. Jane Ussher: Sexual Science and the Law28. Tre Wentling: The Medicalization of Transgender29. Catherine Blackledge: Function of the Orgasm30. Simone Weil Davis: Loose Lips Sink Ships31. Phyllis Burke: from Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female32. Robert G. Lee: The Third Sex33. Susan Cahn: From the 'Muscle Moll' to the Butch Ballplayer: Mannishness, Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U.S. Women's Sports34. Tamsin Wilton: Which One's The Man? The Heterosexualisation of Lesbian Sex35. Essex Hemphill: The Occupied Territories36. Riki Anne Wilchins: excerpts from "Click. Hello?"37. Donald Barrett and Lance Pollack: Whose Gay Community? Social Class, Sexual Self-Expression, and Gay Community Involvement38. Andrea Smith: Rape and War Against Native Women39. Keith Boykin: Victims and Villains40. Terry A. Kupers: Rape and the Prison Code41. Martin Rochlin: The Heterosexual Questionnaire42. Avy Skolnik and Anonymous: Non-Transgender PrivilegesSection Four: Envisioning a More Just Future43. Tressa Anolin Navalta: One in Front of the Other44. Nova Guiterrez: Vision of Community for GLBT Youth: Resisting Fragmentation, Living Whole: Four Female Transgender Students of Color Speak About School45. John C. Miller: 'My Daddy Loves Your Daddy': A Gay Father Encounters a Social Movement46. Kate Woolfe: It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity47. Kathryn Joyce: The Quiverfull Conviction: Christian Mothers Breed 'Arrows for the War'48. Loretta J. Ross: African-American Women and Abortion49. Cathy J. Cohen: Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS50. Aaron H. Devor: Who Are 'We'? Where Sexual Orientation Meets Gender Identity51. Judith Lorber: A World Without Gender: Making the Revolution52. Steven Seidman: Beyond the Closet53. Leslie Feinberg: We Are All Works in Progress54. Sharon Hwang Colligan: One54. Barbara Perry: Doing Gender and Doing Gender Inappropriately: Violence Against Women, Gay Men, and Lesbians

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"Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics will make an important and timely contribution to our collective understanding of the interconnectedness of sex, gender, and sexuality. The entries included in the volume represent classic and cutting-edge articles, diverse theoretical andmethodological approaches to the study of sex/gender/sexuality, and various voices across diverse social locations. This is a much-needed text for researchers and/or teachers in the area." --Cynthia Pelak, University of Memphis