Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, the second edition of this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that engage, challenge, and excite. The directed reading questions before each article provides students and faculty with a roadmap,
as well as the foundations to lively in-class discussions. The front-and-center list of Key Terms will prove indispensable. This fantastic resource brings together sex, gender, and sexuality through the prism of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, and class.
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Part One: Rethinking Foundations: Theorizing Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
1. Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Dueling Dualisms"
2. Sharon E. Preves: "Intersex Narratives: Gender, Medicine, and
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
Ryan A. Flores: Poem: "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
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 Muoz-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
Nellie Wong: Poem: "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 Bolackledge: "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"
Luibhold: "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" *
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"
(Re)Envisioning Community and Social Change
Ntozake Shange: Poem: "With No Immediate Cause"
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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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. She has written numerous books and articles about race, gender and the far right. 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. Wentling's current research broadly focuses on the everyday lived experiences of transgender people in the
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