9780199934508

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality The New Basics

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    9780199934508

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    0199934509

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/27/2012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that will engage and challenge students. Now in its second edition,Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basicsincludes several new articles on such subjects as the "nature" of same-sex practices and desires transnationally and globally, the social institution of heterosexuality, disability rights, abortion, sport, historical immigration practices, queer tourism, transnational feminism, and the global sex trade. It also brings the list of key terms to the front of the text.

Author Biography

Abby L. Ferber is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, and Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social and Inclusion at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Kimberly Holcomb has her MA in Sociology with an interest in gender, sexuality, privilege, and intersectionality. Tre Wentling is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
New to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Key Termsp. xix
Rethinking Foundations: Theorizing Sex, Gender, and Sexualityp. 1
"Dueling Dualisms"p. 6
"Intersex Narratives: Gender, Medicine, and Identity"p. 22
*"Toward a Global History of Same-Sex Sexuality"p. 34
"The Ambiguity of Sex and Virginity Loss: Insights from Feminist Research Methods"p. 41
"Goodbye to the Sex-Gender Distinction, Hello to Embodied Gender: On Masculinities, Bodies, and Violence"p. 49
"Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Heterosexism, and Black Sexuality"p. 69
"Keeping Sex in Bounds: Sexuality and the (De) Construction of Race and Gender"p. 92
*"Heterosexuality: It's Just Not Natural!"p. 99
Examining Our Lives, Expanding the Boundariesp. 107
Poem: "Guess Who?"p. 108
"'O Au No Keia: Voices From Hawai'i's Mahu and Transgender Communities"p. 109
"Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore"p. 118
"Becoming La Mujer"p. 126
*"How Do You Fuck a Fat Woman?"p. 130
*"Naming" and "Losing Home"p. 135
"Click, Hello?"p. 143
"Loving Outside Simple Lines"p. 146
"Whose Body Is This Anyway?"p. 150
*"Protecting The Lesbian Border: The Tension Between Individual and Communal Authenticity"p. 152
*"'I Don't Like to Say that I'm Anything': Sexual Politics and Cultural Critique among Sexual Minority Latino Youth"p. 163
Context Matters: Power, Knowledge, and Institutionsp. 177
Poem: "When I Was Growing Up"p. 180
*"Disability Rights and Selective Abortion"p. 182
"The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles"p. 191
"Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female"p. 199
"Am I Obsessed? Gender Identity Disorder, Stress, and Obsessionp. 208
"Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body"p. 218
"The Function of the Orgasm"p. 235
*"'Big Freaky-Looking Women': Normalizing Gender Transgression through Body Building"p. 247
"Loose Lips Sink Ships"p. 257
*"A Blueprint for Exclusion: The Page Law, Prostitution, and Discrimination against Chinese Women"p. 276
*"State of Our Unions: Marriage Promotion and the Contested Power of Heterosexuality"p. 292
*"De Ambiente: Queer Tourism and Shifting Sexualities"p. 300
*"Women of Color and the Global Sex Trade: Transnational Feminist Perspectives"p. 313
"Rape and War against Native Women"p. 323
"Doing Gender and Doing Gender Inappropriately: Violence against Women, Gay Men, and Lesbians"p. 333
Poem: "With No Immediate Cause"p. 351
(Re)Envisioning Community and Social Changep. 353
"One in Front of the Other"p. 357
"Visions of Community for GLBT Youth: Resisting Fragmentation, Living Whole: Four Female Transgender Students of Color Speak about School"p. 359
"It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity"p. 365
*"Androgyny and Faith"p. 368
"Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS"p. 371
*"What Gay Studies Taught the Court': The Historians' Amicus Brief in Lawrence v. Texas"p. 388
"Heterosexism in Research: The Heterosexual Questionnaire"p. 398
"Privileges Held by Non-Trans People"p. 400
"A World Without Gender: Making the Revolution"p. 401
"We Are All Works in Progress"p. 409
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