Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - 244 pages
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A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the work of postmodern theorists like Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault and Judith Butler that has redefined women's, gay and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire.
 

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User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

quite insightful introduction to gender theory. informs about the different movements and the quarrels between them. sometimes it reads slightly like a pamphlet for genderPAC, which it shouldn't as wilchins tries to have at least a pseudo scholarly approach to the subject. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara Jaye - Goodreads

A decent introduction for the very new. Somewhat toooo oversimplified for anyone looking for more than the most basic concepts in the most basic language. Read full review

Contents

WOMENS RIGHTS
1
INTERSEX INFANTS AND IGM 107
90
CAN SEX HAVE OPPOSITES?
107
RACECRITICAL THOUGHT AND POSTMODERNISMS
139
GENDERPAC AND GENDER RIGHTS
186
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About the author (2011)

Riki Wilchins is the founding Executive Director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC), the national gender rights organization. The author of "Read My Lips," "GenderQueer," and "Queer Theory/Gender Theory," Riki was selected by TIME Magazine as one of "100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century." Riki writes a featured columnist for The Advocate on gender issues and is a frequent speaker on gender rights.

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