In-Between Bodies: Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality

In-Between Bodies: Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality

by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
     
 

Residing between culture and nature, lived bodies are not fixed objects nor biological givens. In-Between Bodies examines “the body” in light of recent work in sexual difference theory and considers contributions provided by sexual difference frameworks, as well as their limits. Addressing how bodies reside outside of traditional categorization, Mary K.… See more details below

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Residing between culture and nature, lived bodies are not fixed objects nor biological givens. In-Between Bodies examines “the body” in light of recent work in sexual difference theory and considers contributions provided by sexual difference frameworks, as well as their limits. Addressing how bodies reside outside of traditional categorization, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo reexamines issues of sex, gender, and race and maintains that while sexual difference theorists do account for positions that reside between traditional binaries, she points to lived bodies and experiences left unaccounted for. Drawing from theorists of transgendered and racialized identities, for example, this book helps recognize and address various gaps in sexual difference theory while it indicates practical contributions for pedagogy and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791472224
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/04/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Gender Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rethinking Bodies

1. Embodiment, Contingency, and Ambiguity

Sexual Difference and "the Body"
Contingency, Non-neutrality, Sex/Gender
Ambiguity and Bodies

2. Irigaray's (Re)Figuring of Space-Time and Place

The Approach of Sexual Difference
Irigaray's Thinking Through Space-Time
Irigaray's (Re)Figuring of Place

3. Contingency and Race

Sexual Difference, Race, Bodies
The Contingency Relation and the In-Between
The Whiteness of Sexual Difference

4. Transgender Bodies

Body Theory and Disembodiment
Questioning Sexual Difference
A Coyote in Sheep's Clothing

5. Competing Narratives in LGBTQ Studies

Changing Sexualities, Changing Pedagogies
Teaching In-Between Identity and Anti-Identity
Final Thoughts on FemiQueer Pedagogies

6. The Trouble with "Queer"

Trans-Invisibility Revisited
Queerness, Heterosexism, Homophobia
Alphabet Soup

Conclusion: Reconfigured Identities
Notes
References
Index

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