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Author Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K.

Title In-between bodies : sexual difference, race, and sexuality / Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo.

Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.7 BLOO    DUE 02-07-21
Physical description x, 127 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in gender theory.
SUNY series in gender theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Rethinking Bodies -- Ch. 1. Embodiment, Contingency, and Ambiguity -- Sexual Difference and "the Body" -- Contingency, Non-Neutrality, Sex/Gender -- Ambiguity and Bodies -- Ch. 2. Irigaray's (Re)Figuring of Space-Time and Place -- The Approach of Sexual Difference -- Irigaray's Thinking Through Space-Time -- Irigaray's (Re)Figuring of Place -- Ch. 3. Contingency and Race -- Sexual Difference, Race, Bodies -- The Contingency Relation and the In-Between -- The Whiteness of Sexual Difference -- Ch. 4. Transgender Bodies -- Body Theory and Disembodiment -- Questioning Sexual Difference -- A Coyote in Sheep's Clothing -- Ch. 5. Competing Narratives in LGBTQ Studies -- Changing Sexualities, Changing Pedagogics -- Teaching In-Between Identity and Anti-Identity -- Final Thoughts on FemiQueer Pedagogies -- Ch. 6. The Trouble with "Queer" -- Trans-Invisibility Revisited -- Queerness, Heterosexism, Homophobia -- Alphabet Soup -- Conclusion: Reconfigured Identities.
Summary "Residing between culture and nature, lived bodies are not fixed objects nor biological givens. In-Between Bodies examines "the body" in light of recent work in sexual difference theory and considers contributions provided by sexual difference frameworks, as well as their limits. Addressing how bodies reside outside of traditional categorization, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo reexamines issues of sex, gender, and race and maintains that while sexual difference theorists do account for positions that reside between traditional binaries, she points to lived bodies and experiences left unaccounted for. Drawing from theorists of transgendered and racialized identities, for example, this book helps recognize and address various gaps in sexual difference theory while it indicates practical contributions for pedagogy and politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Sex differences.
Sex role.
Race -- Sex differences.
ISBN 9780791472217 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780791472224 (paperback: alk. paper)