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Queering the 18th Century

Queering the 18th Century

by Elizabeth Nelson
     
 
Issues of class, gender and identity have long been of interest in cultural studies. The concept of gender is considered a cultural difference,
characteristically placed in opposition to the concept of sex, a biological difference. To understand gender it needs to be considered in a social context, as it is fundamental to the process of social classification.

Overview

Issues of class, gender and identity have long been of interest in cultural studies. The concept of gender is considered a cultural difference,
characteristically placed in opposition to the concept of sex, a biological difference. To understand gender it needs to be considered in a social context, as it is fundamental to the process of social classification. Masculinity and femininity are not necessarily innate, but are constructed culturally, and are often a variable performance. Gender has frequently been referred to as a learned act or behaviour and the family is considered by psychoanalytical theory to be a significant place for gender roles to be initiated. Exploring the boundaries of gender identity has played a long standing role in western culture across the class divide. This text will discuss how gender and identity were manifested in 18th Century society,
contextualised through contemporary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783639136128
Publisher:
VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller Akt.ges.&Co.KG
Publication date:
04/09/2010
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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