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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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.Review:
"Draws attention to the intersections of privilege and opportunity in Gay life, themes which are usually overlooked....Speaks directly to interests in sexuality, race and class position which are now popular in Lesbian and Gay male studies courses."
-"The Washington Blade
"An impressive collection of essays....All of the essays are, in fact, fantastically provocative and they provide an insightful corrective to the excessive textualization of some postmodern analytics."
"Examining societies rather than literature, this crosscultural anthology is remarkably strong on class and historical analysis...."The Gender/Sexuality Reader is the definitive counterblow to claims that gender theory is important only to queers, feminists, and shrinks."
-Lesbian Review of Books, Winter 1997
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