Race, Sex, and Gender in Contemporary Women's Theatre: The Construction of

Race, Sex, and Gender in Contemporary Women's Theatre: The Construction of "Woman"

by Mary Brewer
     
 

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“With a shrewd grasp of theory and a comprehensive knowledge of British and American plays, Mary Brewer homes in on controversial issues among women – pornography, rape, mothering, domesticity and work, and debates about the butch/fem model and gender-bending among lesbians.” From the Foreword by Alan Sinfield, Professor of Literature, University of…  See more details below

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“With a shrewd grasp of theory and a comprehensive knowledge of British and American plays, Mary Brewer homes in on controversial issues among women – pornography, rape, mothering, domesticity and work, and debates about the butch/fem model and gender-bending among lesbians.” From the Foreword by Alan Sinfield, Professor of Literature, University of Sussex

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Focusing on contemporary British and American playwrights, Brewer (humanities and cultural interpretation, U. of Plymouth, England) analyzes the degree to which feminist constructions of the category Woman continue to reflect and reinscribe dominant racial and sexual biases. She finds the terms of feminist discourse to require that a person be either a Woman<-->and so white, middle-class and heterosexual<-->or female-other<-->which includes black, working- class, poor and lesbian. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781902210193
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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