Gender Studies: Terms and Debates
  • Gender Studies: Terms and Debates
  • Gender Studies: Terms and Debates

Gender Studies: Terms and Debates

by Anne Cranny-Francis, Wendy Waring, Pam Stavropolous, Joan Kirby
     
 

This book provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to current debates on gender, exploring the major theorists whose work has produced and inspired feminist analysis in women's/gender studies, cultural studies, and sociology. By clarifying and explaining the concepts of gender analysis and by demonstrating ways of working with these concepts, the

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This book provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to current debates on gender, exploring the major theorists whose work has produced and inspired feminist analysis in women's/gender studies, cultural studies, and sociology. By clarifying and explaining the concepts of gender analysis and by demonstrating ways of working with these concepts, the authors involve the readers directly in the reading process and leave them feeling empowered. Accessible introductions to the work of major theorists help to give difficult concepts a context and the theory is related back to practice and to related fields such as class and race analysis throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333776124
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
321,640
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Ways of Talking1
Gender1
Sex4
Sexuality7
The Modern Subject9
Institution13
Patriarchy14
Heterosexuality17
Homosexual20
Homosexuality23
Lesbian26
Gay29
Identity33
Experience36
Ch. 2Ways of Thinking42
Models of Subjectivity43
The Linguistic Subject45
Gender and Subjectivity49
Psychoanalysis and Gender50
More Than One Freud53
Rethinking Gender: Feminisms and Identity55
The Question of Identity Politics55
Difference59
Psychoanalysis and the Other61
The Other Within62
Lacan's 'Lack' and the Power of the Phallus63
Critiques of 'The Phallus'64
Julia Kristeva and Abjection65
Difference and Power65
Partial Identities and Provisional Positions68
Feminist Standpoint Theory69
Fractured Identities71
Cyborg Feminism71
Queer (Non) Identities74
Bisexual Identities78
Masculine Identities: The Men's Movement and Men's Studies79
Embodiment83
Ch. 3Ways of Reading89
Text89
Texts, Bodies and Identity91
Discourse92
Analysing Gendered Discourse96
Texts as Engendering Practices100
Analysing Textual Practice105
Genre106
Complexity and Disjunction109
Complex and Diverse Readers112
Ways of Reading114
Mainstream or Compliant Reading115
Resistant Reading117
Resisting the Text118
Rewriting the Text122
Rewriting the Reading126
Tactical Reading or 'Textual Poaching'129
Ch. 4Ways of Seeing139
Stereotypes140
Inequalities of Power and Access142
Examples of Stereotypes143
Stereotypes in Conflict145
The Ormond College Case146
The Hill/Thomas Case147
Resisting Stereotypes148
Stereotype Reversal148
Identification150
Narcissism152
The Other in the Self153
Introjection and Projection154
Lacan and the Mirror Stage155
Fashion Photography and Sexuality156
Julia Kristeva and the Semiotic157
Going to the Movies159
The Gaze159
Voyeurism, Sadism and Fetishism160
Sexual Difference and Visual Pleasure161
Feminism and Film-Making162
The Woman as Spectator162
Femininity and Masculinity as Masquerade167
Challenging the Gendered Gaze: Transvestism to Posttranssexualism169
Queering the Gaze174
Ch. 5Ways of Being178
Introduction178
Bodies of Knowledge179
Who Knows ...?182
The Gendered Learner182
Feminist Critiques of the Disembodied Knower183
Doctored Bodies187
Biopower: Control of the Body, Control of the Species188
The Deployment of Sexuality190
Challenging Reproductive Technologies192
Cocaine Mothers and Crack Babies194
New Bodies196
Fashioning Bodies197
Femininity, Masculinity and Fashion197
Born to Shop!199
The Freedom Bin200
Fashions of the Body201
Plastic Bodies202
The Body of the Law205
The Hysterical Body209
Gendered Bodies in Space211
Marked Bodies218
Hybrid Bodies219
Ch. 6Ways of Living223
Where the Structural and the Psychic Meet: Gendered Labour and the Politics of Work223
Home is Where the Heart Is?: The Gendered Politics of Intimacy231
Sexual Space, Citizenship and Democracy237
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Negotiation of Gender Duality in Young Children243
Ch. 7Conclusions249
Bibliography253
Index270

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