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Theorizing Gender


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Chapter One : Natural Women and Men.

Chapter Two: Psychoanalysis and Gender.

Chapter Three: The Social Construction of Gender.

Chapter Four: Judith Butler; 'The Queen of Queer'.

Chapter Five: Gender and Sexuality.

Chapter Six: Theorising Men and Masculinities.

Chapter Seven: Bodily Imaginaries.

Chapter Eight: Sexual Difference.

Chapter Nine: Borderlands and Gendered Homes.

Chapter Ten: Gender and the Politics of Identity.




About the Author

Dr Rachel Alsop, Gender Studies, University of Hull
Dr. Annette FitzSimons, School of Social and Professional Studies, University of Lincoln and Humberside
Dr. Kathleen Lennon, Philosophy , University of Hull


"Theorizing Gender is an overview of the important debates to take place in gender since we began theorizing it. It is not only a trustworthy introduction for students but in its impartial approach and lucid prose it is also an exemplary contribution to these debates." Dr Jay Prosser, School of English, University of Leeds

"This is a valuable and refreshingly clear exploration of some of the most discussed issues in feminist theory and philosophy, such as theories of gender and male domination, identity politics, subjectivity and agency, the relation between gender and sexuality, and the equality/difference debate. Especially valuable is the clear account of authors who discuss psychoanalytic theory, such as Judith Butler, Lacan and Foucault. The authors make an important contribution to gender studies with their new conceptualization of the bodily imaginary, as a way to bridge the gap between gender theory and sexual difference theory." Ann Ferguson, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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