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The Gender of Desire
The Gender of Desire (March 2005)
Essays on Male Sexuality
Michael S. Kimmel - Author

Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

Here, one of the world's pioneers in the field of masculinity studies explores the construction of male sexuality, pornography, and sexual violence. Michael S. Kimmel analyzes what male sexuality is, where it comes from, how it works, what affects it, pornography's impact on it, what fantasies men have about sex...(Read More)
 
 
The History of Men
The History of Men (March 2005)
Essays on the History of American and British Masculinities
Michael S. Kimmel - Author

A collection of historical articles and essays by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

In this collection, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of masculinity studies explores the historical construction of American and British masculinities. Tracing the emergence of American and British masculinities, the forms they have taken, and their development over time, Michael S. Kimmel analyzes the...(Read More)
 
 
In the Game
In the Game (January 2005)
Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity
Eric Anderson - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the relationship between gay male athletes, sport, and American masculinity.

Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing. By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows ho...(Read More)
 
 
Fit to Teach
Fit to Teach (November 2004)
Same-Sex Desire, Gender, and School Work in the Twentieth Century
Jackie M. Blount - Author

Honorable Mention, 2006 Outstanding Book Award presented by the History of Education Society

Winner of the 2005 Critics’ Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association

Examines the construction of gender in public school employment.

Jackie M. Blount offers a history of school workers in the United States ...(Read More)
 
 
Humoring Resistance
Humoring Resistance (July 2004)
Laughter and the Excessive Body in Latin American Women's Fiction
Dianna C. Niebylski - Author

Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.

Contextualizing theoretical debates about the political uses of gendered humor and female excess, this book explores bold new ways in which a number of contemporary Latin American women authors approach questions of identity and community. The author examines the connections among ...(Read More)
 
 
The Logic of Sexuation
The Logic of Sexuation (April 2004)
From Aristotle to Lacan
Ellie Ragland - Author

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.

In The Logic of Sexuation, Ellie Ragland offers a detailed account of Jacques Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference. Exploring Lacan's rereading (via Aristotle) of Freud's major essays on ...(Read More)
 
 
Mothers, Lovers, and Others
Mothers, Lovers, and Others (December 2003)
The Short Stories of Julio Cortazar
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz - Author

Provocative reappraisal of the portrayal of women in Julio Cortázar's short stories.

Using feminist revisions of psychoanalytic thought and cultural studies, Mothers, Lovers, and Others examines the pervasive role of the conception of the feminine in the short stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar (1914–1984). Contending that his obsession with the mother is the source of Cortázar's...(Read More)
 
 
Galileo's Pendulum
Galileo's Pendulum (October 2003)
Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link
Dusan I. Bjelic - Author
Michael Lynch - Foreword by

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

Drawing on the theories of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and others who have written on the history of sexuality and the body, Galileo's Pendulum explores how the emergence of the scientific method in the seventeenth century led to a de-emphasis on the body and sexuality. The first half of the book focuses on the historical...(Read More)
 
 
Gendered Futures in Higher Education
Gendered Futures in Higher Education (March 2003)
Critical Perspectives for Change
Becky Ropers-Huilman - Editor

Identifies gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher education, applying critical perspectives to suggest needed change.

This volume addresses the ways in which gender takes shape in and is shaped by higher education environments. Focusing on historical knowledge and contemporary experience, the contributors identify several key gender issues affecting students, faculty, and leaders in higher ed...(Read More)
 
 
Straight
Straight (January 2003)
Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

Explores the ways that stereotypes of heterosexuality are portrayed and constructed in film.

straight / 'strat (adj.) . . . without curves . . . correct . . . honest . . . not deviating from the normal . . . conventional . . . heterosexual

Practically all mainstream cinema is "straight," and has been since its inception. In Straight, Wheeler Winston Dixon explores how heteros...(Read More)
 
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