In-Between Bodies: Sexual Difference, Race and Sexuality

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Connects theories of sexual difference to race and queer theories through a focus on “in-between” bodies.
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“This book contains a number of original analyses—from the extension of Irigaray’s insights and sexual difference theories to issues of sexualities/sexes to the author’s discussion of the erasure of race. Bloodsworth-Lugo’s effort to make connections between sexual difference, race, and sexualities-sexes-gender is robust.” — Nancy Tuana, coeditor of Engendering Rationalities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791472224
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2007
  • Series: SUNY series in Gender Theory
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 137
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington State University.

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Table of Contents

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
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