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Overview

Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that will engage and challenge students. Now in its second edition, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics includes several new articles on such subjects as the "nature" of same-sex practices and desires transnationally and globally; the social institution of heterosexuality; constructions of body size, disability, individual and community membership/s; and how the complicities of sexual terminology intersect with personal experiences of sex, gender, and sexuality. Twelve new articles examine diverse topics including disability, abortion, sports, historical immigration practices, contemporary heterosexual marriage promotions, queer transnational tourism, transnational feminism, and the global sex trade. The second edition continues to provide engaging discussion questions and also highlights an updated, comprehensive list of key terms.

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Editorial Reviews

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"What a welcome—and well-titled—resource! Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics is just that—new, fresh, exciting, intersectional, and, at the same time, absolutely foundational to an adequate understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. Immediately indispensable!"
—Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University

"For the first time, here is an anthology that consistently goes beyond the standard binaries of sex, gender, and sexuality. This reader presents the basics, and at the same time, queries the conventional categories. By expanding the 'opposites' of sex, gender, and sexuality and showing their intersections with each other and with social class and racial and ethnic statuses, Ferber, Holcomb, and Wentling take the basics into the twenty-first century in theory, research, and policy. Superb!"
—Judith Lorber, Graduate School and Brooklyn College, CUNY, author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change

"Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics will make an important and timely contribution to our collective understanding of the interconnectedness of sex, gender, and sexuality. The entries included in the volume represent classic and cutting-edge articles, diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of sex/gender/sexuality, and various voices across diverse social locations. This is a much-needed text for researchers and/or teachers in the area." —Cynthia Pelak, University of Memphis

"This text is groundbreaking in bringing together sexuality and gender as interconnected fields of social inquiry."—Betsy Erbaugh, University of New Mexico

"Sex, Gender, and Sexuality is head and shoulders above all of the other texts I have used. It addresses race, power, privilege, and inequality in a way that actually shows how society operates. The approach of the book is phenomenal! I love this book!"—Mona C. Scott, Mesa Community College

"My students and I thoroughly enjoy the content of this anthology. We appreciate the combination of personal accounts, rigorous research studies, poems, and historical evaluations."—Brooke Ayars, Piedmont College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199934508
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 200,331
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Abby L. Ferber is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, and Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Kimberly Holcomb has her MA in Sociology with an interest in gender, sexuality, privilege, and intersectionality.

Tre Wentling is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University.

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Table of Contents

*= new to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Key Terms

PART ONE: RETHINKING FOUNDATIONS: THEORIZING SEX, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

1. Anne Fausto-Sterling, "Dueling Dualisms"
2. Sharon E. Preves, "Intersex Narratives: Gender, Medicine, and Identity"
3. *Leila Rupp, "Toward a Global History of Same-Sex Sexuality"
4. Laura M. Carpenter, "The Ambiguity of Sex and Virginity Loss: Insights from Feminist Research Methods"
5. James W. Messerschmidt, "Goodbye to the Sex-Gender Distinction, Hello to Embodied Gender: On Masculinities, Bodies, and Violence"
6. Patricia Hill Collins, "Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds: Racism, Heterosexism, and Black Sexuality"
7. Abby L. Ferber, "Keeping Sex in Bounds: Sexuality and the (De) Construction of Race and Gender"
8. *Chrys Ingraham, "Heterosexuality: It's Just Not Natural"

PART TWO: EXAMINING OUR LIVES, EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES

Poem: Ryan A. Flores, "Guess Who?"

9. Kaua'i Iki, "'O Au No Keia: Voice From Hawai'i's Mahu and Transgender Communities"
10. Nadine Naber, "Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore"
11. Marisa Navarro, "Becoming La Mujer"
12. *Kate Harding, "How Do You Fuck a Fat Woman"
13. *Eli Clare, "Naming" and "Losing Home" from Exile and Pride
14. Riki Anne Wilchins, "Click. Hello?"
15. Sonya Bolus, "Loving Outside Simple Lines"
16. C. Jacob Hale, "Whose Body Is This Anyway?"
17. *Ahoo Tabatabai, "Protecting The Lesbian Border: The Tension Between Individual and Communal Authenticity"
18. *Carmen Yon-Leau and Miguel Muñoz-Laboy," 'I Don't Like to Say That I'm Anything': Sexual Politics and Cultural Critique Among Sexual Minority Latino Youth"

PART THREE: CONTEXT MATTERS: POWER, KNOWLEDGE, AND INSTITUTIONS

Poem: Nellie Wong, "When I Was Growing Up"

19. *Marsha Saxton, "Disability Rights and Selective Abortion"
20. Emily Martin, "The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles"
21. Phyllis Burke, "Gender Shock: Exploding the Myth of Male and Female"
22. Tre Wentling, "Am I Obsessed? Gender Identity Disorder, Stress, and Obsession"
23. Siobhan Somerville, "Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body"
24. Catherine Blackledge, "The Function of the Orgasm"
25. *Shelly A. McGrath and Ruth A. Chananie-Hill, " 'Big Freaky Looking Women': Normalizing Gender Transgression Through Body Building"
26. Simone Weil Davis, "Loose Lips Sink Ships"
27. *Eithne Luibhéld, "Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border"
28. *Melanie Heath, "State of Our Unions: Marriage Promotion and the Contested Power of Heterosexuality"
29. *Lionel Cantu, Jr., "The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men"
30. *Kamala Kempadoo, Women of Color and the Global Sex Trade Transnational Feminist Perspectives"
31. Andrea Smith, "Rape and War against Native Women"
32. Barbara Perry, "Doing Gender and Doing Gender Inappropriately: Violence Against Women, Gay Men, and Lesbians"

Poem: Ntozake Shange, "With No Immediate Cause"

PART FOUR: (RE)ENVISIONING COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

33. Tressa Anolin Navalta, "One in Front of the Other"
34. Nova Gutierrez, "Visions of Community for GLBT Youth: Resisting Fragmentation, Living Whole: Four Female Transgender Students of Color Speak About School"
35. Kate Woolfe, "It's Not What You Wear: Fashioning a Queer Identity"
36. *Cindy Solomon, "Androgyny and Faith"
37. Cathy J. Cohen,"Contested Membership: Black Gay Identities and the Politics of AIDS"
38. *George Chauncey, " 'What Gay Studies Taught the Court': The Historians' Amicus Brief in Lawrence v. Texas"
39. Martin Rochlin, "Heterosexism in Research: The Heterosexual Questionnaire"
40. Avy Skolnik with The Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP), "Privileges Held by Non-Trans People"
41. Judith Lorber,"A World Without Gender: Making the Revolution"
42. Leslie Feinberg, "We Are All Works in Progress"

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