The Gender/sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy

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Roger N. Lancaster, Micaela Di Leonardo
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 574 pages
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The Gender/Sexuality Reader is a sophisticated survey which contextualizes gender and sexuality in a matrix of varied racial formations, nationalisms, colonialisms, imperialisms and movements for social change. Contributors include: Lila Abu-Lughod, Janice Boddy, Susan Bordo, Judith Butler, Jane Collier, Jane L. Collins, Teresa de Lauretis, Janadas Devan, Micaela di Leonardo, John D'Emilio, Ann Fausto-Sterling, Susan Gal, David F. Greenberg, Matthew Gutman, Jacalyn D. Harden, Lori L. Heise, Geraldine Heng, Darlene Clark Hine, Evelyn Fox Keller, Roger Lancaster, Thomas Laqueur, Catherine A. Lutz, Emily Martin, Richard Parker, Cindy Patton, Rosalind Petchesky, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Rayna Rapp, Michelle Rosaldo, Ellen Ross, Lousia Schein, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Amartya Sen, Elizabeth Sheehan, Siobhan Somerville, Susan Sperling, Judith Stacey, Arlene Stein, Ann Stoler, Carole S. Vance, Sylvia Yanagisako, and Patricia Zavella.
  

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Contents

LOCAL MEANINGS GLOBAL ECONOMIES
5
Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power
13
Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body
37
White Lies Black Myths
53
Kinship Parenthood States
69
Population
89
State Fatherhood
107
Fetal Images
134
The Social Skin
307
Victorian Clitoridectomy
325
Material Girl
335
Resistances Reinscriptions and Dispersals
359
Sisters and Queers
378
Negotiating Sex and Gender
440
The NeoFamilyValues Campaign
453
Transnational and Postcolonial Interlocutions
471

Comparative Sexualities
151
Capitalism and Gay Identity
169
Seed of the Nation
194
CORPOREAL PRACTICES
207
How to Build a Man
244
From Nation to Family
279
Movie Stars and Islamic Moralism in Egypt
502
Sex Acts and Sovereignty
513
Excerpt from Introduction to Bodies That Matter
531
The End of the Body?
543
Gutos Performance
559
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Roger Lancaster teaches at George Mason University and is author of Life is Hard: Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua. Micaela di Leonardo teaches in the Anthropology and Women's Studies departments at the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of The Varieties of Ethnic Experience.

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