Critical Terms for the Study of Gender

Critical Terms for the Study of Gender

By: Catharine R. Stimpson (editor), Gilbert Herdt (editor), Deborah Cameron (contributor), Janet Carsten (contributor), Doniger Doniger (contributor), Wendy Brown (contributor), Judith Butler (contributor), Crehan Crehan (contributor), Lauren Berlant (contributor), Raewyn W. Connell (contributor)Paperback

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So write women's studies pioneer Catharine R. Stimpson and anthropologist Gilbert Herdt in their introduction to Critical Terms for the Study of Gender, laying out the wide-ranging nature of this interdisciplinary and rapidly changing field. The sixth in the series of Critical Terms books, this volume provides an indispensable introduction to the study of gender through an exploration of key terms that are a part of everyday discourse in this vital subject. Following Stimpson and Herdt's careful account of the evolution of gender studies and its relation to women's and sexuality studies, the twenty-one essays here cast an appropriately broad net, spanning the study of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences. The essays present students with a history of a given term-from bodies to utopia - and explain the conceptual baggage it carries and the kinds of critical work it can be made to do. Distinguished contributors offer incisive discussions of topics ranging from desire, identity, justice, and kinship to love, posthuman, race, and religion that suggest new directions for the understanding of gender studies. The result is an essential reference addressed to students studying gender in very different disciplinary contexts.

About Author

Catharine R. Stimpson is University Professor and dean emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. She is the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Gilbert Herdt is professor in and director of the Graduate Program in Human Sexuality at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and director emeritus of the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. His books include Sambia Sexual Culture: Essays from the Field, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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  • ISBN13: 9780226774817
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780226774817
  • ISBN10: 0226774813

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