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The Resource The gender/sexuality reader : culture, history, political economy, edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo

The gender/sexuality reader : culture, history, political economy, edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo

Label
The gender/sexuality reader : culture, history, political economy
Title
The gender/sexuality reader
Title remainder
culture, history, political economy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Gender/Sexuality Reader is a sophisticated survey of the best recent work on bodies and desires across cultures and through time. Foregrounding ethnographic studies and social history, this anthology brings together an unusually broad selection of essays across the disciplines--essays that link the typically segregated topics of desire, demography, and nationalism; bodily adornment and violence against women; colonialism, gender, race, and sexuality. The settings of these rich studies are diverse: the contemporary United States, haunted by spectres of race and sex; post-Maoist China, whose love affair with the commodity draws on images of white-skinned women; modern clinics and hospitals, where new medical technologies pose unprecedented dilemmas; sexual subcultures as diverse as the lesbian community of San Francisco and carnival worlds in Brazil; and historical periods ranging from classical antiquity to postmodern Egypt. The topics these essays treat are likewise diverse and engaging: eugenics in Singapore, the political and economic context of motherhood in Brazil, rape and the inner lives of black American women, sex/culture wars in the US, the precariousness of sexual identity--and its political implications--in Nicaragua, and media representations of Africa. These essays develop the insights of social constructionism, showing how gender, sexuality, and power are historically connected and practically intertwined. Taken together, they also extend the reach of this approach, concretely connecting gender/sexuality to class, race, and nation. Contributors make use of postmodernism's topical mobility and cultural studies' thematic range while--in the best of the social science tradition--never losing sight of biology, political economy, and history. The editors' introduction situates this ground-breaking, contemporary work in the rise of feminist, gay poststructuralist, and political-economic theories, and illuminates the changing political contestations at the heart of embodied desire
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lancaster, Roger N
  • Di Leonardo, Micaela
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  • Sex role
  • Gender identity
  • Body, Human
  • Feminist anthropology
Label
The gender/sexuality reader : culture, history, political economy, edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lifeboat ethics : mother love and child death in northeast Brazil
  • Nancy Scheper-Hughes
  • Population : delusion and reality
  • Amartya Sen
  • State fatherhood : the politics of nationalism, sexuality, and race in Singapore
  • Geraldine Heng and Janadas Devan
  • Gender in the post-socialist transition : the abortion debate in Hungary
  • Susan Gal
  • Fetal images : the power of visual culture in the politics of reproduction
  • Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
  • Carnal knowledge and imperial power : gender, race, and morality in colonial Asia
  • Sex and society : a research note from social history and anthropology
  • Ellen Ross, Rayna Rapp
  • Captialism and gay identity
  • John D'Emilio
  • Transformations of homosexuality-based classifications
  • David F. Greenberg
  • Seed of the nation : men's sex and potency in Mexico
  • Matthew C. Gutmann
  • Secrets of God, nature and life
  • Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Ann Laura Stoler
  • Orgasm, generation, and the politics of reproductive biology
  • Thomas Laqueur
  • How to build a man
  • Anne Fausto-Sterling
  • Baboons with briefcases vs. langurs with lipstick : feminism and functionalism in primate studies
  • Susan Sperling
  • The violence of rhetoric : on representation and gender
  • Teresa de Lauretis
  • From nation to family : containing African AIDS
  • Cindy Patton
  • Scientific racism and the invention of the homosexual body
  • The color of sex : postwar photographic histories of race and gender in National geographic magazine
  • Catherine A. Lutz, Jane L. Collins
  • Womb as oasis : the symbolic context of pharaonic circumcision in rural northern Sudan
  • Janice Boddy
  • Victorian clitoridectomy : Isaac Baker Brown and his harmless operative procedure
  • Elizabeth A. Sheehan
  • Material girl : the effacements of postmodern culture
  • Susan Bordo
  • The carnivalization of the world
  • Richard Parker
  • Siobhan Somerville
  • Sisters and queers : the decentering of lesbian feminism
  • Arlene Stein
  • Playing with fire : the gendered construction of Chicana/Mexicana sexuality
  • Patricia Zavella
  • Violence, sexuality, and women's lives
  • Lori L. Heise
  • Rape and the inner lives of black women in the Middle West : preliminary thoughts on the culture of dissemblance
  • Darlene Clark Hine
  • Negotiating sex and gender in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
  • Carole S. Vance
  • White lies, black myths : rape, race, and the black "underclass"
  • The neo-family-values campaign
  • Judith Stacey
  • The consumption of color and the politics of white skin in post-Mao China
  • Louisa Schein
  • The enterprise of empire : race, class, gender, and Japanese national identity
  • Jacalyn D. Harden
  • Movie stars and Islamic moralism in Egypt
  • Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Sex acts and sovereignty : race and sexuality in the construction of the Australian nation
  • Elizabeth A. Povinelli
  • Micaela di Leonardo
  • Excerpt from introduction to Bodies that matter
  • Judith Butler
  • The end of the body?
  • Emily Martin
  • Guto's performance : notes on the transvestism of everyday life
  • Roger N. Lancaster
  • Is there a family? : new anthropological views
  • Jane Collier, Michelle Z. Rosaldo, Sylvia Yanagisako
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
574 p
Isbn
9780415910057
Lccn
96039187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The gender/sexuality reader : culture, history, political economy, edited by Roger N. Lancaster and Micaela di Leonardo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lifeboat ethics : mother love and child death in northeast Brazil
  • Nancy Scheper-Hughes
  • Population : delusion and reality
  • Amartya Sen
  • State fatherhood : the politics of nationalism, sexuality, and race in Singapore
  • Geraldine Heng and Janadas Devan
  • Gender in the post-socialist transition : the abortion debate in Hungary
  • Susan Gal
  • Fetal images : the power of visual culture in the politics of reproduction
  • Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
  • Carnal knowledge and imperial power : gender, race, and morality in colonial Asia
  • Sex and society : a research note from social history and anthropology
  • Ellen Ross, Rayna Rapp
  • Captialism and gay identity
  • John D'Emilio
  • Transformations of homosexuality-based classifications
  • David F. Greenberg
  • Seed of the nation : men's sex and potency in Mexico
  • Matthew C. Gutmann
  • Secrets of God, nature and life
  • Evelyn Fox Keller
  • Ann Laura Stoler
  • Orgasm, generation, and the politics of reproductive biology
  • Thomas Laqueur
  • How to build a man
  • Anne Fausto-Sterling
  • Baboons with briefcases vs. langurs with lipstick : feminism and functionalism in primate studies
  • Susan Sperling
  • The violence of rhetoric : on representation and gender
  • Teresa de Lauretis
  • From nation to family : containing African AIDS
  • Cindy Patton
  • Scientific racism and the invention of the homosexual body
  • The color of sex : postwar photographic histories of race and gender in National geographic magazine
  • Catherine A. Lutz, Jane L. Collins
  • Womb as oasis : the symbolic context of pharaonic circumcision in rural northern Sudan
  • Janice Boddy
  • Victorian clitoridectomy : Isaac Baker Brown and his harmless operative procedure
  • Elizabeth A. Sheehan
  • Material girl : the effacements of postmodern culture
  • Susan Bordo
  • The carnivalization of the world
  • Richard Parker
  • Siobhan Somerville
  • Sisters and queers : the decentering of lesbian feminism
  • Arlene Stein
  • Playing with fire : the gendered construction of Chicana/Mexicana sexuality
  • Patricia Zavella
  • Violence, sexuality, and women's lives
  • Lori L. Heise
  • Rape and the inner lives of black women in the Middle West : preliminary thoughts on the culture of dissemblance
  • Darlene Clark Hine
  • Negotiating sex and gender in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
  • Carole S. Vance
  • White lies, black myths : rape, race, and the black "underclass"
  • The neo-family-values campaign
  • Judith Stacey
  • The consumption of color and the politics of white skin in post-Mao China
  • Louisa Schein
  • The enterprise of empire : race, class, gender, and Japanese national identity
  • Jacalyn D. Harden
  • Movie stars and Islamic moralism in Egypt
  • Lila Abu-Lughod
  • Sex acts and sovereignty : race and sexuality in the construction of the Australian nation
  • Elizabeth A. Povinelli
  • Micaela di Leonardo
  • Excerpt from introduction to Bodies that matter
  • Judith Butler
  • The end of the body?
  • Emily Martin
  • Guto's performance : notes on the transvestism of everyday life
  • Roger N. Lancaster
  • Is there a family? : new anthropological views
  • Jane Collier, Michelle Z. Rosaldo, Sylvia Yanagisako
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
574 p
Isbn
9780415910057
Lccn
96039187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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